Lot 165
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Anthony Caro

250,000 - 350,000 USD
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  • Anthony Caro
  • Flats 
  • painted steel
  • 37 by 92 1/2 by 120 in. 94 by 247.7 by 304.8 cm.
  • Executed in 1964.


Collection of André Emmerich, New York
Ameringer/Howard Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 2002 


Exh. Cat., New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, David Smith, 1969, fig. 96A, p. 161, illustrated 
Richard Whelan and Clement Greenberg, Anthony Caro, Middlesex 1974, pl. 14, p. 49, illustrated 
Dieter Blume, Anthony Caro: Catalogue Raisonné Vol. III: Steel Sculptures 1960-1980, Cologne 1981, cat. no. 836, p. 52, illustrated 
Diane Waldman, Anthony Caro, New York 1982, fig. 7, illustrated
Terry Fenton, Anthony Caro, London 1986, pl. 14, n.p., illustrated

Catalogue Note

"By 1964, however, when [David Smith] was a visiting faculty member at Bennington College, Caro had developed an elegant and sophisticated style in which thin linear elements were usually fused or juxtaposed unpredictably with larger sections of flat or bent steel planes. Caro had already shown a preference for composing horizontally, across a ground plane, as opposed to Smith's longstanding tendency to favor vertical anthropomorphic structures; and in a work such as Flats, made at Bennington in 1964, Caro's characteristic style at this time is well represented."

Edward F. Fry in Exh. Cat., New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, David Smith, 1969, p. 161