Christie's /Nov 12, 2013
€1,096,972.36 - €1,462,629.81
Artworks in Arcadja207
Some works of Carl AndreExtracted between 207 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Sotheby's -Mar 7, 2014 - New YorkLot number: 55
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Private Collection, New York Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 2011) Private Collection, Chicago 55 Carl Andre B.1935 50 TRIANGLES FORMING A SQUARE weathered aluminum, in 50 parts Overall: 11 1/4 by 11 1/4 in. 28.6 by 28.6 cm. Each: 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 in. 5.7 by 5.7 cm. Executed in 1969, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD Print This work is in good condition overall. Each element displays signs of wear, including some denting, rust, or roughness, due to the artist's choice of medium. There are three extra triangle pieces that accompany the work in addition to the 50 used in the installation.
Auction: Christie's -Feb 14, 2014 - LondonLot number: 107
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CARL ANDRE (B. 1935) 35 Steel Staple Run steel reinforcing staples, in thirty-five parts each 5.1/8 x 6in. (13 x 15cm.) overall: 10.1/4 x 196.7/8in. (26 x 500cm.) Executed in 1971 PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ERIK MOSEL AND ANDREA TSCHECHOW Carl Andre, exh. cat., Eindhoven, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, 1987, no. 16. Munich, Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Carl Andre, 1971. Munich, Galerie Mosel und Tschechow, Ceci n’’’’est pas une sculpture II, 1992. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Auction: Mallet Japan -Feb 7, 2014 - TokyoLot number: 252
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Carl Andre (1935) Description: Carl Andre, Work screenprint in colours, 1973, on typing paper, signed with an initial, dated in pencil, numbered 72/75, attached to the support in places on the reverse, otherwise apparently in good condition, not examined out of the frame, framed S.27.8x21.5cm
Auction: Christie's -Nov 12, 2013 - New YorkLot number: 30
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Lot Description Carl Andre (b. 1935) 100 Copper Square copper, in 100 parts each: 3/16 x 7 13/16 x 7 13/16 in. (.5 x 20 x 20 cm.) overall: 3/16 x 78 11/16 x 78 11/16 in. (.5 x 200 x 200 cm.) Executed in 1968. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. Provenance Wide White Space Gallery, Antwerp The Agnes and Frits Becht Collection, Naarden Jablonka Galerie, Cologne Roger and Josette Vanthournout, Izegem Their sale; Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 2006, lot 8 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner Literature M. Callewaert, "Individuele Emotie is Reactionair, Kennismaking met Minimal Art," Gazet van Antwerpen, 28 March 1968. S. Melikian, "A Turning Point as Sales of Contemporary Art Soar," New York Times," 17 November 2006. R. Alistair, Carl Andre: Things in Their Elements, New York, 2011, pp. 94-95 (illustrated). Exhibited Antwerp, Wide White Space Gallery, Carl Andre Classic, May 1968. Kunsthalle Bern, Carl Andre Sculpture 1958-1974, April-June 1975, pp. 28 and 31, no. 13 (illustrated). Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Made by Sculptors, September-November 1978, pp. 3 and 20, no. 4 (illustrated). The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum and Eindhoven, Stedelijk Van Abbesmuseum, Carl Andre, January-March 1987, pp. 28-29, no. 1968.13 (illustrated). Brussels, Palais voor Schone Kunsten; Bonn, Kunstmuseum and Galeries Contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, Wide White Space: Behind the Museum 1966-1976, October 1994-May 1996, p. 168 and 249, no. 19 (illustrated). View Lot Notes > "My ambition as an artist is to be the 'Turner' of matter as Turner severed color from depiction, I attempt to sever matter from depiction"--Carl Andre Carl Andre's iconic 100 Copper Square epitomizes the seismic shift that took place as the influence of Pop began to subside and make way for an entirely new form of artistic expression. Minimalism, as this new movement became known, suppressed the illusionism inherent in painting and sought to explore the possibilities of a hitherto unexplored medium...real space. Andre was at the forefront of this crusade, and his sculptures--comprised of systems of regular units placed in grid-like formations and lying flat on the ground--became synonymous with this radical new form of art. 100 Copper Square is an outstanding example of the work he created in the 1960s and rejects the notion of sculpture as an object mounted on a pedestal and viewed from a distance. Instead this is sculpture that is not carved, modeled or constructed--it is designed to interact, both physically and intellectually, with the viewer and their environment. The present work is composed of approximately eight by eight-inch metal squares that the artist abuts in a grid to form a larger square. In this case, the metal is copper; elsewhere Andre uses aluminum, lead, steel, zinc, magnesium and tin. Within these simple arrangements, Andre compresses a wealth of complex aesthetic ideas, implicitly arguing with sculptural conventions and refuting such formerly common notions as elevating the work of art on a pedestal, the concept of three dimensionality, and the expectation that there must be craft and talent involved in shaping the object. This work is only marginally volumetric as it rises just 2 inches off the floor. The grid and the shape and size of the materials he uses are that which determine the size and form of the final work. Each unit of the work is proportionately the same and no portion of the work commands more attention than another. As in all successful minimalist creations, the work commands a strong presence in its space and engages the viewer to interact with it and the negative space surrounding it. Nonetheless, its simple, ubiquitous materials make it fundamentally impersonal and offer a certain solemn and austere presence to the piece. Similar to 10 x 10 Alstadt Copper Square, 1967, in the Guggenheim Collection, 100 Copper Square readily embodies the ground-breaking ideas of Minimalism. These features include ready-made materials, the employment of modular units, and the articulation of three-dimensionality through a consideration of negative as well as positive space. Another seminal idea conveyed by this work is artwork as a place or site. This idea alerts the viewer to the fact that the gallery, while often ignored as neutral space, is actually an integral component of the art. In 100 Copper Square, as in all of his sculpture of this period, Andre draws attention to the gallery space by encouraging viewers to traverse the space as well as by situating the works so that they have a dynamic relationship with the area they inhabit. These works nestle into corners, jut out from walls or occupy the middle of a passageway--all without a pedestal. Andre has stated that all works of art must exist somewhere, and for this reason all art is in a dialectical relationship with the space that contains it. In her 1979 article 'Sculpture in the Expanded Field,' Rosalind Krauss diagrams postmodernist works such as Andre's with newly created descriptions such as axiomatic structures. These creations, she explains, are interventions into the space of architecture and a process of mapping the self-evident features of the architectural experience onto the reality of a given space. In the case of 100 Copper Square the piece is an intervention in that it occupies formerly empty floor space while also highlighting the dimensions of the space by virtue of the repeated, orderly grid that maps the existing space and serving, as Carl Andre intended, to create an ongoing discussion between the work and its place. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1935, Andre has cited that city of granite quarries, cutting yards and shipyards as being responsible for some of his earliest and most vivid experiences. Because his father's family were bricklayers, carpenters, and shipbuilders, the artist naturally began to use industrial materials as his artistic medium. After studying art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, Andre served in the US Army before his move to New York City in 1956. It was in New York that the artist met Constantin Brancusi and became reacquainted with his former classmate Frank Stella. It seems likely that many of Andre's early totemic sculptures may have been inspired by Brancusi, but it was only later that Andre began to produce his pure, simple forms and transitioned them to the horizontal plane.
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CARL ANDRE Belgicube II, 1988 limestone 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (44.5 x 44.5 x 44.5 cm.) Executed in Brussels in 1998, this work will be included in the registry of sculptures as (RS #1988-27) and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Provenance Plus-Kern Gallery, Brussels Ascan Crone, Hamburg Private Collection, Tokyo Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art Part II , November 18, 1998, lot 85 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner Exhibited Brussels, Plus-Kern Gallery, Carl Andre , 1988 Literature Carl Andre Sculpture 1996 , exh. cat.,KunstmuseenKrefedler and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Stuttgart: Oktagon, 1996, p. 216, p. 262