Carl Andre - Quotes

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A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous. ---->>>

My art springs from my desire to have things in the world which would otherwise never be there. ---->>>

It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment. ---->>>

I mean, art for art's sake is ridiculous. Art is for the sake of one's needs. ---->>>

Matter as matter rather than matter as symbol is a conscious political position, essentially Marxist. ---->>>

My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life. ---->>>

Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 09-16, 1935
Birthplace: Quincy, MA
Occupation: Artist

Carl Andre (born September 16, 1935) is an American minimalist artist recognized for his ordered linear format and grid format sculptures. His sculptures range from large public artworks (such as Stone Field Sculpture, 1977 in Hartford, CT and Lament for the Children, 1976 in Long Island City, NY) to more intimate tile patterns arranged on the floor of an exhibition space (such as 144 Lead Square, 1969 or Twenty-fifth Steel Cardinal, 1974) (wikipedia)