Clay Ellis, New Tack (foreground); mixed media 144” x !44” x 160”; Six Dropped Dallies, mixed media 102” x 98” x 134”; Photo Rob Ganzeveld

Anthony Caro’s sudden death last October, at the age of eighty-nine, ended the unbroken lineage of the “new tradition” of radically modern abstract sculpture constructed in metal that began with Pablo Picasso and Juli González in the late 1920s and continued with David Smith to Caro himself. Yet there are several generations of sculptors from all over the world who studied or were mentored by Caro or worked as his assistants. Judging by the number of them who attended his memorials at Tate Britain, in London, and the...

 
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