Carl Andre was born in 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He lives and works in New York. Andre is one of the most influential artists of his generation who was known for expanding the limits of sculpture.
Carl Andre was born in 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He lives and works in New York.
Andre is one of the most influential artists of his generation who was known for expanding the limits of sculpture. While sharing a studio with Frank Stella in New York at the beginning of his practice, Andre begun one of his earliest series of works which were composed as typewritten poems. These poems used words and letters as sculptural materials which were often collaged together from newspapers and other forms of literature. These works anticipated the artist’s practice as a sculptor and foreshadowed his first floor sculptures: both the works on paper and his subsequent sculptures demonstrate the importance of repetition in the artist’s practice and his fondness for reappropriating existing materials by cutting and rearranging them.
Andre’s work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions in prestigious institutions around the world, the most recent include the itinerant show Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010, MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2017), Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, F (2016), Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, D (2016); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, E (2015) and Dia:Beacon, Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, NY (2014); A Friendship: Carl Andre’s Works on Paper from the LeWitt Collection, The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton, NY, USA (2014).
His work is held by prominent public collections such as the Tate Modern, London; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the MoMA, New York.