• 1979
  • Carl Andre
  • 51 Western red cedar timbers
  • 30.5 x 91.4 x 30.5 cm - Exposition : 91.4 x 3078.5 x 30.5 cm

This monumental sculpture comprises repeated modules of wooden beams crossing the room, generating a new perception of space. The work was presented for the first time at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels in 1979, where Andre exhibited a series of wood sculptures.

© Adagp, Paris, 2019 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage


Carl Andre

Carl Andre moved to New York in 1957 after briefly studying Arts in Massachusetts. He wrote poetry and created small sculptures. He quickly became interested in the properties of matter: form, density, and surface. 

In 1958, he began using industrial materials (wood, metal plates, brick), which he assembled himself according to each exhibition space. From then on, he continued to respond to the spaces proposed by galleries, museums, and cities by using elements found on site. His conception of sculpture evolved throughout the 1960s. First conceiving it as form, he then shifted his focus to structure, before thinking of it as space. His pieces, created according to a precise intent for specific places, were then presented differently, according to specific exhibition spaces.

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