British sculptor Anthony Caro, whose industrial yet playful metal creations helped abstract sculpture gain global acclaim, has died. He was 89.
A statement released Thursday in London on behalf of the artist's family said Caro died after suffering a heart attack Wednesday.
Caro was one of Britain's best-known artists, and his large, abstract steel sculptures stand in galleries, parks and museums around the world.
Tate Britain and New York's Museum of Modern Art are among museums that have held retrospectives of his work.
Tate director Nicholas Serota called Caro "one of the outstanding sculptors of the past 50 years."
Caro's works were often made of...