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Caro Lashes Junk as He Shows Park Avenue Sculptures

New York’s Park Avenue came close to getting a three-block-long steel sculpture by the British artist Anthony Caro.

When Caro realized he’d have to raise more than 1 million pounds ($1.54 million) for a half-year display, he gave up -- and reworked the maquette into 12 sculptures. Ten of these scrap-metal contraptions are now on show at London’s Gagosian Gallery (through July 27), where the concrete floor is strong enough to hold them. They carry poetic titles -- “Clouds,” “Morning Shadows” -- some of which come from Schubert songs.