Artist Boss is a creative research project that focuses specifically on Sir Anthony Caro and his studio assistants to look at this ‘traditional’ role and its impact on making today. It involves a series of exhibitions, publications, talks and events for everyone.
Tim Marlow, Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts said of the project:
“Artist Boss offers a fascinating perspective which reveals the complex and often challenging systems behind the work. A rare opportunity to gain access to the artist’s thought processes, it illustrates how ideas can take shape collaboratively whilst raising important questions on issues such as individuality and authenticity of the pieces. It is a fresh and engaging way to celebrate new and emerging sculptors together with a distinguished artist from the past.”
Stephen Feeke, Director of the New Art Centre said of the project:
“Artist Boss explores a fascinating aspect of Caro’s enduring legacy: the influence he had on a younger generation. Caro always struck me as someone who was genuinely interested in the work of other artists, particularly those who worked with him on his own sculpture; he valued their opinions and encouraged their contributions but also wanted to know what they were making for themselves. His studio was remarkable for its sense of community and camaraderie.”