15:04 25 October 2013
Acclaimed British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro died at the age of 89 due to heart attack. The news has been confirmed by his family.
He was widely regarded as the greatest British sculptor of his generation. Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota called him “one of the outstanding sculptors of the past 50 years.”
In June, Sir Anthony vowed to continue working till he is 100 years old. He told The Independent at the Gagosian Gallery in London: "It's what I like doing. Old age is a shock, but I still enjoy making the works."
"I look forward to going into the studio. I would be bored if I didn't do that."
The acclaimed sculptor first captured public attention in 1963 where he exhibited large abstract sculptures, which were brightly painted and stood directly on the ground to engage the spectator on a one-to-one basis.
"I did break something open at the beginning," Sir Anthony said in June.
"A tremendous lot of possibilities opened up to me when that happened, and I've been exploring these different areas for the rest of my life."
"Sculpture did have some assumptions and some, well, rules almost and I broke those rules."
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