Sir Anthony Caro, O.M, R.A. - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Notes from a Peripatetic Collector


    “When, after years of focused work, gifted young women and men begin medical school. They are often told by thoughtful deans and mentors that a wondrous big new world awaits them. But what I learned is: “not yet!” It became axiomatic that the initial two years of basic science would require grueling hours of concentrated effort. What I soon wished for was an expanded sense of freedom.


    Fortunate at the time, to be studying at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City, I found my corner of freedom by visiting the museums and galleries close by, where creativity lived and thrived. I of course quickly realized how disciplined and determined these artists were. But for me, the reaction was often awe and a hope that one day I would be free and creative as well. With honesty, my outreach was to become a form of psychotherapy. So began what was to be a sixty-year love affair with the visual arts.”

    • Description

      The consignor has indicated that they intend to donate the proceeds to benefit the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

    • Provenance

      Harcus Gallery, Boston
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Acquavella Contemporary Art, Christmas Show, December 1–January 1, 1979
      Boston, Harcus Krakow Gallery, Recent Bronzes, May 9–June 10, 1981

    • Literature

      Jürgen Schilling, "Anthony Caro - Versuch Einer Bestimmung" in Anthony Caro: Table and Related Sculptures 1966-1978, exh. cat., Kunstverein Braunschweig, 1979, no. 334, pp. 11-18, 122, 228 (illustrated, pp. 122, 228)
      Dieter Blume, Anthony Caro: Catalogue Raisonné Vol. I, Paris, 1981, no. 261, p. 228 (illustrated)
      H.F. Westly Smith, Anthony Caro: Small Sculptures vol. 4/5, Surrey, 2010, no. 9, pp. 17-18 (illustrated, p. 17)

Property of an Important Private Collector being sold to benefit the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College


Table Piece CCCXXXVI

rusted and varnished steel
15 1/2 x 77 x 17 in. (39.4 x 195.6 x 43.2 cm)
Executed in 1976-1977.

Full Cataloguing

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $81,900

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022