Sir Anthony Caro, O.M., R.A.
CIGARETTE SMOKER 1 (LIGHTING A CIGARETTE)
height (excluding base): 29.5cm.; 11½in.
Conceived in 1957, the present work is from the edition of 8.
Sale, Christie's South Kensington, 4th December 2002, lot 500, where acquired by the present owners
Venice, Venice Biennale, Three Young British Artists, 1958, (another cast);
Arnhem, Sonsbeek Park, Sonsbeek '58, 15th June – 15th September 1958, (another cast);
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Bicentennial International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting & Sculpture, 5th December 1958 – 8th February 1959 (another cast);
London, Marlborough New London Gallery, Ten Sculptors, 1961, (another cast);
Chicago, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Art 1986 Chicago, 1986, (another cast);
London, New Art Centre, British Sculpture 1950-1965, 22nd May – 5th July 1986, illustrated p.7 (another cast);
Rome, Trajan Markets, Anthony Caro, 1992 (details untraced), (another cast);
London, Annely Juda Fine Art Gallery, Anthony Caro: Sculptures Through Five Decades, 1955-1994, 8th March – 7th May 1994, illustrated p.12 (another cast), with tour to Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf;
Angers, Musée de Baux-Arts, Anthony Caro, 21st June – 26th October 1996 (another cast);
London, Barbican, Transition: The London Art Scene in the Fifties Barbican, 31st January – 14th April 2002 (another cast);
London, Tate, Anthony Caro, 26th January – 17th April 2005 (another cast);
Paris, Musée Rodin, L'Invention de l'Oeuvre: Rodin et les Ambassadeurs, 6th May – 4th September 2011, illustrated p.105 (another cast);
Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Caro in Yorkshire, 18th July – 1st November 2015 (another cast).
Dieter Blume, Anthony Caro Catalogue Raisonné, Vol.IV, Verlag Galerie Wentzel, Köln, 1981, cat. no.A79, illustrated pp.21 and 52 (another cast).
Diane Waldman, Anthony Caro, Abbeville Press, New York, 1982;
Peter Fuller, ‘Anthony Caro Talks About Henry Moore’, Modern Painters, Vol.I/3, Autumn 1988, pp.6-13;
John McEwen, ‘Tacking to the Windward of Fashion’, Sunday Telegraph, 20th March 1994;
William Feaver, ‘Warriors in the Orangery’, The Observer, 29th March 1994;
Waldemar Januszczak, ‘New Ground for Old Battles’, Sunday Times, 27th March 1994, pp.28, 29;
Bryan Robertson, ‘The World's Last Night’, Modern Painters, vol.XII/3, Autumn 1999, pp.60-65;
Ian Barker, Anthony Caro: Quest for the New Sculpture, Lund Humphries, London, 2004, pp.74, 77, 79, illustrated p.75 (another cast);
‘A Sculptor Who Abandoned the Representation of Things Has Come Back to It’, The Economist, 27th January 2005;
Andrew Graham-Dixon, ‘Monumental Restless Energy’, Sunday Telegraph, 30th January 2005, p.5;
Gerald Isaaman, ‘Sir Anthony's Sculptures Are Simply Tate of the Art’, Camden New Journal, 10th Feb 2005, p.3;
‘Caro’s Hell’, Hyperstition, February 2005;
Paul Moorhouse, Interpreting Caro, Tate Publishing, London, 2005, pp.5-46, illustrated p.9 (another cast);
Julius Bryant, Anthony Caro: The Figurative and Narrative Sculptures, Lund Humphries, London, 2009, p.22, illustrated p.50 (another cast).