This work was made during Anthony Caro’s stay in Barcelona in 1987, on the occasion of the Barcelona Art Triangle international workshop. It is a monumental sculpture made of iron and other materials found in the urban waste of Barcelona. He added a cast iron railing from an old window or balcony, a non-industrial element that suggests the influence of Mediterranean architecture. ‘Here there is a different emphasis in the streets, things like balconies and very accentuated lights and shadows, which we don’t get at home.’ Since 2004, Barcelona Discovery is located outside the Faculty of Education on the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The blood of sensibility is blue / I consecrate myself / To find its most perfect expression.
Derek Jarman