CARL ANDRE

CARL ANDRE

Born in:

1935

Nationality:

American

Birthplace:

Quincy, Massachusetts

Based in:

New York, New York

Biography:

Carl Andre is the overall-clad sculptor whom many historians consider a defining figure in the development of Conceptual and Minimalist art. Legend claims that Andre began his current practice after his close friend Frank Stella called the wooden castoffs of a project sculptural objects as well; Andre has also said that Constantin Brancusi was an instrumental influence. He first won public attention in the 1960s for his groundbreaking multi-part sculptures whose pieces were not fixed but lain directly onto the ground. In fact, Andre considers himself one of the first “post-studio” artists because he uses manufactured industrial materials that he does not alter, but rather arranges on-site; common materials include square plates or blocks made of aluminum, nickel, zinc, copper, steel, lead, limestone, and wood. Many of his arrangements are also based on arithmetic and geometry.




Edgend, 1974


metal edged with brass foliation


.3 x 74.6 x 2.2 cm



Untitled, 2005


steel


158.5 x 137.2 cm



Thin Sheet Four Square , 2010


Aluminum Sheet


12.54 × 12.54 × 0.1 cm



Third Aluminum Quartile, 1992


Aluminum


25.4 cm x 15.2 cm x 0.47 cm



1W10L Tentin, 1995


Pure tin


1.0 x 15.0 x 300.0 cm



Voltaglyph 2 , 1997


copper and zinc, in two parts


25 by 50 cm



ANARCOTHER BURICHLYOR NAMENTED DOORWAYCOUOR NAMENTSINSTUCCO LARGEBUILDINGMAGNIF, 1972


Color photocopy on paper


27.9 x 20.3 cm



g, 1958


xerox copy of original typewriter ink on paper


27.9 x 21.6 cm



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xerox copy of original typewriter ink on paper


27.9 x 21.6 cm



intimate, 1963


xerox copy of original typewriter ink on paper


27.9 x 21.6 cm



ZERO ZERO ZERO…, 1963


Xerox copy on paper


28 x 22 cm