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Title

Steel-copper plain

1969


Artist

Carl Andre

United States of America

16 Sep 1935 -


About

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.


Details


Date

1969


Media categories

Sculpture , Installation


Materials used

steel and copper


Dimensions

36 units: 1.0 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm each; 1.0 x 183.5 x 183.5 cm overall installed


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen ".../ 1969/ @ [artist's monagram]".


Credit

John Kaldor Family Collection


Location

Not on display


Accession number

L2011.56


Artist information

Carl Andre

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history