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ONE ON ONE

Rasheed Araeen on Anthony Caro

Discovering a sculpture in the back garden of MoMA

Installation view of ANTHONY CARO’s Lock (1962) at Barford Sculptures, London, 2017. 

Courtesy Barford Sculptures Ltd. and the artist. Photo by John Hammond. 

In early 1985, I found myself in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. After visiting the now-famous “‘Primitivism’ in 20th Century Art” show—a problematic but somewhat exhilarating experience—I began to wander aimlessly in the back garden of the museum. If memory serves, I recall that the garden grounds were full…

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