Draco, 1979

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Carl Andre

Carl Andre
Draco, 1979
Cèdre rouge | Western Red Cedar
30.5 x 91.4 x 30.5 cm
Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© ADAGP, Paris 2019

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Draco is a collection of 30-meter-long chopping blocks in red cedar from the American West that defines the space while limiting visitors’ movement. 

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.

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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. 
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