Andre, Carl

Conceptual artist, sculpturer

Born: September 16, 1935

Carl Andre is a sculpture and considered to be one of the most important innovators in the second half of the 20th century, after redefining sculpture in its elementary characteristics: material, mass, space, volume and gravity.

Andre was one of the first artists to abandon the idea of sculpture as an object. He did not just creat things, but arrangements in space – the expansion itself became the subject of his work, and in his words: “sculpture as place” instead of “sculpture as form”.

Carl Andre – Famous Art Works

  • ‘Hour Rose’, 1959
  • ‘w’, 1959
  • ‘secret his’, 1960
  • ‘ppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp’, 1963
  • ‘ddddddddddddddddfffffffffffffffffffffffff’, 1963
  • ‘Equivalent VIII’, 1966
  • ‘Lever’, 1966
  • ‘144 Lead Square’, 1969
  • ‘Pietre Foglie’, 1984

Carl Andre – Books

  • Quincy, 1973
  • America Drill, 2003
  • Cuts: Texts 1959–2004 (Writing Art), 2005

Books about Carl Andre

  • About Carl Andre: Critical Texts Since 1965, 2008, published by Ridinghouse .
  • A Decade of Sculpture: the New Media in the 1960s / Busch, Julia M. (1974)
  • Lauter, Rolf: Carl Andre: Extraneous Roots. Museum für Moderne Kunst in the Monastery of the Carmelites, Frankfurt am Main 07.06.-14.07.1991.
  • Lauter, Rolf; Christian K. Scheffel; Carl Andre: Blickachsen 4, Skulpturen im Kurpark Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe, Bad Homburg 18.05.-05.10.2003.
  • Carl Andre: Cuts, Christel Sauer
  • Rider, Alistair. Carl Andre: Things in their Elements. London: Phaidon Press, 2011.