(United States of America 1935– )
36 units: 1.0 x 30.5 x 30.5cm each; 1.0 x 183.5 x 183.5cm overall installed
Carl Andre nearly always works in a grid, with the dimensions of his finished works determined by multiples of a basic module – such as a brick, metal plate or house beam. The shape of each work depends entirely on the number and configuration of modules. The works are often laid out on the floor like carpet and can in fact be walked on. Although not site-specific, the works emphasise and respond to the planes of the space they occupy. While the minimalist use of industrial materials on a grand scale is often regarded as overtly masculine and assertive, Andre’s work, in contrast, is modest and quietly poetic.
Wayne Tunnicliffe (New Zealand; Australia) (Editor), John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2011, 89 (colour illus.), 90-91 (colour illus.). illustration on page 89 is a detail
Adam Free (Australia) (Author), Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 60.
Nicholas Baume (Australia) (Author), Museum of Contemporary Art (Australia, estab. 1989), From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, 1995, 45 (colour illus.), 82.
Haags Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Netherlands) (Author), Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum (Netherlands, estab. 1936), Carl Andre, 1987, 46. cat.no.64
Whitechapel Art Gallery (England) (Author), Carl Andre: sculpture 1959-1978, 1978, (colour illus.). cat.no.15, as 'Copper Steel Plain'. Illustrations are installation views
Carl Andre: sculpture 1959-1978, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 17 Mar 1978–23 Apr 1978.
Carl Andre, Haags Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 11 Jan 1987–01 Mar 1987.
From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, 12 Dec 1995–17 Mar 1996.
Journey to Now: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, 18 Apr 2003–06 Jul 2003.