An image of Steel-copper plain

Carl Andre

(United States of America 16 Sep 1935 – )

Steel-copper plain

Location
Not on display
Further information

Carl Andre nearly always works in a grid, with the dimensions of his finished works determined by multiples of a basic module – such as a brick, metal plate or house beam. The shape of each work depends entirely on the number and configuration of modules. The works are often laid out on the floor like carpet and can in fact be walked on. Although not site-specific, the works emphasise and respond to the planes of the space they occupy. While the minimalist use of industrial materials on a grand scale is often regarded as overtly masculine and assertive, Andre’s work, in contrast, is modest and quietly poetic.

Year
1969
Media
Sculpture, Installation
Medium
steel and copper
Dimensions
36 units: 1.0 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm each; 1.0 x 183.5 x 183.5 cm overall installed
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. Certificate of authenticity, black ink ".../ 1969/ @ [artist's monagram]".
Credit
John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Accession number
L2011.56
Copyright
© Carl Andre. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney