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Carl Andre Sculpture
- Carl Andre
About the Artwork
This 4,500-pound modern sculpture was installed in College Park in the late 1970’s and in 1991 was repainted in festive colors and reinstalled at Festival Park—a park intended to be Orlando’s “fun park.” The artist is known for being a pioneer in minimalist sculpture.
About the Artist
Minimalist artist Carl Andre was born in 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts and educated in Quincy public schools and at Philips Academy, Andover. He moved to New York City and in 1958 met Frank Stella in whose studio he developed a series of wooden "cut" sculptures. In 1965 he had his first public exhibition of work in the "Shape and Structure" show curated by Henry Geldzahler at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. In 1970 he had a one man exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and has had one man exhibitions and participated in group shows in major museums, galleries and kunsthalles throughout America and Europe to the present. In 1972 the Tate Gallery in London bought his Equivalent VIII (1966), popularly known as "The Bricks", which consists of 120 firebricks arranged in a rectangle. The simplicity of his work is often misunderstood as too non-traditional. Carl Andre resides in New York and is represented by the Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
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