A document on Anthony Caro, generally considered as one of the key figures in European post-war sculptural art. After a period as an assistant to Henry Moore, Caro gave up on figurative sculpture to start making heavy, abstract, spatial steel constructions. They no longer make out a focal point, an object of targeted observation, but rather an obstacle in range, which there is no way around, because they give evidence of a compulsory will to exist. The elements which make up his images often seem haphazard or randomly brought together. Anthony Caro presented an alternative to Minimal Art and, on a par with the musical systems of John Cage and co. at that time, individuality, cohesion and composition. This document also points out common ground with the work of other sculptors, like David Smith or George Segal.
Original broadcast date: 11/06/1972
00’00" Leader. Titles. 00’07" View of Antony Caro’s sculpture Pompadour. 01’30" View of David Smith’s sculpture. 01’42" Title : Anthony Caro London 1924. View of one of Caro’s abstract constructions. 03’30" Views of works by Donald Judd. 03’55" Views of works by George Segal. 04’35" Credits. 04’40"
(Source: Jef Cornelis 1964 - 1990, Espace Art Contemporain : Maison de la culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne, 1991)