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Carl Andre

Carl Andre

Born in 1935, in Quincy (Etats-Unis)

Lives and work in New York (Etats-Unis)

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.

In the collection


Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (Paris), Pagé, Suzanne. Carl Andre : [exposition], ARC, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1979. Paris : Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, 1979.

Musée Cantini (Marseille), Diserens, Corinne ; Legrand, Véronique. Carl Andre, sculptor 1997 : Marseille, Musée Cantini, exposition du 4 juillet au 21 septembre 1997 ; Poetry Carl Andre, Centre de la Vieille Charité, du 13 septembre au 16 novembre 1997. Marseille : Musées de Marseille, 1997. 978-2-902308-17-0

Rider, Alistair, Andre, Carl. Carl Andre : things in their elements. New York : Phaidon Press, 2011. 978-0-7148-4922-5

Vergne, Philippe ; Raymond, Yasmil, Gokalp, Sébastien. Carl André : la sculpture comme lieu : [exposition : Dia:Beacon, New York, 5 mai 2014 - 9 mars 2015 ; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 4 mai - 12 octobre 2015 ; Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 5 mai - 18 septembre 2016 ; Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 18 octobre 2016 - 12 février 2017 ; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 12 mars - 2 juillet 2017]. Paris ; New York : Paris musées ; Dia Art Foundation, 2016. 2-7596-0333-4



All materials available at the Documentation Centre of the Fondation


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