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.