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b. 1935, USA

Carl Andre Biography

Along with Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Sol LeWitt, Andre emerged in the 1960s as one of the key exponents of Minimalism. In the late 1950s he shared a studio with Frank Stella,whose minimal black paintings of that period provided a formative influence, and in the 1960s he worked as a freight brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad — an experience that shaped his interest in linear forms and materials excised from pre-existing masses and contexts. A similarly significant episode was his realisation during a canoeing trip that sculpture could be "as flat as water".

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Carl Andre's work has been the subject of a number of museum retrospectives, notably at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1970; the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, in 1978; the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1978; the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, in 1987; the Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld; the Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, in 1996; and the Musée Cantini, Marseilles, in 1997. Recent solo exhibitions include @, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, and Carl Andre at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. In 2013, Dia Art Foundation, New York, will host the first major retrospective of his work in North America.

Text courtesy Sadie Coles HQ.

Carl Andre Featured Artworks

Belgica Tin Train by Carl Andre contemporary artwork
Carl AndreBelgica Tin Train, 1990Tin and Belgian limestone
15 x 15 x 240 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
49 Belgica Blue Square by Carl Andre contemporary artwork
Carl Andre49 Belgica Blue Square, 2008Belgian blue limestone, 49-unit square (7x7)
15 x 105 x 105 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
Grimy Al Trine by Carl Andre contemporary artwork
Carl AndreGrimy Al Trine, 2015Aluminium sheet
16.5 x 16.5 cm
Dep Art Gallery Contact Gallery
THEBES by Carl Andre contemporary artwork
Carl AndreTHEBES, 2003Western red cedar
120 x 90 x 1080 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
Copper-Steel Plain by Carl Andre contemporary artwork
Carl AndreCopper-Steel Plain, 1969Copper and steel
183.6 x 183.6 x 1 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
18 Aluminum Row by Carl Andre contemporary artwork
Carl Andre18 Aluminum Row, 1968Aluminium in 18 units
1.2 x 39 x 251.4 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Belgicube I by Carl Andre contemporary artwork
Carl AndreBelgicube I, 1988Limestone, in 10 parts
45 x 45 x 45 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery

Carl Andre Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
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23 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua Hauser & WirthHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Fleck and Star: Piet Mondrian, Carl Andre, Li Yuan-chia and Bob Law at Karsten Schubert, London
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25 February–26 July 2019 Group Exhibition Fleck and Star: Piet Mondrian, Carl Andre, Li Yuan-chia and Bob Law Karsten SchubertLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Metal at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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17 January–23 February 2019 Group Exhibition Metal Simon Lee GalleryLondon

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Carl Andre In Ocula Magazine

Berlin, Boners and Brecht Ocula Report Berlin, Boners and Brecht By Diana d'Arenberg, Berlin

Apparently my timing sucks. One week too late for Berlin Gallery Weekend, and one month too early for the Berlin Biennale. ‘You should have been here last weekend for Berlin Gallery Weekend!’ a Berliner friend exclaimed. ‘Everyone was having orgies at Soho House! It was the best art world networking!’ I shifted...

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Carl Andre In Related Press

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Brutalist sculpture is the star act at this exhibition in Brussels Related Press Brutalist sculpture is the star act at this exhibition in Brussels 10 May 2018, Wallpaper*

'I have a strong credo that an exhibition must embody real objects,' says curator Matthieu Poirier prefacing a walkthrough of The Brutal Play, in which works from Carl Andre, Donald Judd and Robert Morris occupy the Fondation CAB in Brussels. 'These objects remind the viewers of their own bodies.'

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Surprises and Innovations Abound at Art Basel Related Press Surprises and Innovations Abound at Art Basel 15 June 2017, The New York Times

Marc Spiegler, the global director of Art Basel, said Hong Kong has its galleries, while Miami is known for its private collections and Basel for its museums. For all the obvious differences among these cities, when the Art Basel fair visits them each year, it anchors its shows in the same way, with a large showcase of presentations by...

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Carl Andre Retrospective Opens At Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris Related Press Carl Andre Retrospective Opens At Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris 13 December 2016, ArtLyst

A retrospective of work by the major 20th-century American artist Carl Andre (b. 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts) is currently on view at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. The exhibition  Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 covers the full spectrum and inner consistency of the Andre oeuvre, with 40 monumental sculptures, numerous poems and...

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Tate Modern's Switch House Related Press Tate Modern's Switch House 23 June 2016, Art Agenda

“When racism and sexism are no longer fashionable,” the Guerilla Girls asked in 1989, “what will your art collection be worth?” Predicting that “the art market won’t bestow mega-buck prices on the work of a few white males forever,” their printed notice listed 67 female artists (several of whom are now on...

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Carl Andre In Video & Audio

A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Related Video & Audio A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection 8 May 2018, Hauser & Wirth

Unfolding across all three floors of Hauser & Wirth New York, 22 nd Street, A Luta Continua is the first United States presentation of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. Curated by David Rosenberg, the exhibition presents more than 360 works by some 250 artists. Among these are Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, André...

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