Art: Caro: Heavy Metal

Now and again New York's Museum of Modern Art gathers itself for a major act of certification. It launches some heavy metal. The show of 35 sculptures by the English artist Anthony Caro that opens this week is just such an event. The ponderous slipway has been checked and greased. Brochures prepare us for a new Cunarder, the latest in a steelworking tradition that goes back to such august four-funnelers as the M.V. Picasso. The chairman, Curator William Rubin, picks up the champagne bottle and takes aim. The grizzled chief engineer, Critic Clement...

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