Anthony Caro: Goodwood Steps
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We are delighted to welcome a new addition to our Sculpture Park. Goodwood Steps (1996) by Anthony Caro is monumental, spanning over 33 metres in length and reaching over 3 metres in height. Occupying the space between art and architecture, the work is fabricated in steel and consists of seven stepped ziggurat sections, joined by floor plates that form sweeping arcs. Visitors are encouraged to walk through the middle of the sculpture to see it from a new perspective.
Lauded as the greatest British sculptor of his generation, Anthony Caro (1924-2013) is internationally recognised as one of the masters of modern sculpture, and is best known for his large-scale metal assemblages made from found industrial objects.
Positioned in proximity to Denys Lasdun’s famous ziggurats, Goodwood Steps creates a powerful dialogue with the striking modernist campus. Before he died, Caro expressed a desire for the work to be shown at the UEA.
Supported by John Talbot, Hudson Architects and public funding from Arts Council England. Thanks to the Antony Caro Centre, London.
“Caro found the ‘stepped’ form reduced the potential dominance of working at scale and complemented, rather than overpowered, its environment.”