Sir Anthony Caro

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Sir Anthony Caro. Universally regarded as the 'grand old man of British sculpture', in the 1950s he had learnt from his mentor Henry Moore that artistic rules were there to be broken. So he yanked sculpture off it's pedestal and set it on the floor. And he rejected the traditional materials of bronze, marble and wood for girders, nuts and bolts. In fact as he confesses to Sue Lawley, nothing is safe from his magpie eye: parts of ships, cars, even kitchen equipment have all been incorporated into his work.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: String Quartet in C by Franz Schubert
Book: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Luxury: Glue

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45 minutes

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Fri 21 Apr 2000 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestAnthony Caro

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