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Carl Andre

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Carlandre

Birthplace
Quincy, Massachusetts

Birth year
1935

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2014 The Space Where I Am
Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square
 
Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2014 ABNORMCORE
Room East
 
Jun, 2014 Summer Show
Konrad Fischer Galerie
 
Jun, 2014 Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection
San Jose Museum of Art
 
May, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Paula Cooper Gallery - 534 W. 21st Street
 
May, 2014 SQUARES
Konrad Fischer Galerie Düsseldorf
 
May, 2014 Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010
Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries
 
May, 2014 Everything Loose Will Land: 1970s Art and Architecture in Los Angeles
Graham Foundation
 
Statement

Carl Andre is an American minimalist artist recognized both for his ordered linear format and grid format sculptures and for being tried and acquitted for murdering his wife, artist Ana Mendieta. His sculptures range from large public artworks to more intimate tile patterns arranged on the floor of an exhibition space.

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. Andre's controversial "Lever" was included in the seminal 1966 show at the Jewish Museum in New York entitled Primary Structures.

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.

In 1972, Britain's Tate Gallery acquired Andre's Equivalent VIII, comprised of an arrangement of fireplace bricks. The piece was exhibited several times without incident, but became the center of controversy in 1976 after being featured in an article in The Sunday Times and later being defaced with paint. The "Bricks controversy" became one of the most famous public debates in Britain about contemporary art.

In 1979 Andre first met Ana Mendieta through a mutual friendship with artists Leon Golub and Nancy Spero at AIR Gallery in New York City. Andre and Mendieta eventually married in 1985, but the relationship ended in tragedy. Mendieta fell to her death from Andre's 34th story apartment window in 1985 after an argument with Andre. Andre was charged with second degree murder. He elected to be tried before a judge with no jury. In 1988 Andre was acquitted of all charges related to Mendieta's death.

Recent Exhibits

Carl Andre participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 do it Moscow
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Apr, 2014 SCULPTURE
Sperone Westwater
 
Mar, 2014 Conceptual Space - Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Markus Michalke
Kunstsaele
 
Nov, 2013 Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture (Tour)
Norton Simon Museum
 
Nov, 2013 40 Years at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery
AMBACH & RICE
 
Nov, 2013 Drawing Time, Reading Time
The Drawing Center
 
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Carl Andre has Exhibited at these venues:

Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square Room East
Konrad Fischer Galerie San Jose Museum of Art
Paula Cooper Gallery - 534 W. 21st Street Konrad Fischer Galerie Düsseldorf
Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries Graham Foundation
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Sperone Westwater
Kunstsaele Norton Simon Museum
AMBACH & RICE The Drawing Center
Museum Ludwig Köln Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
The Rose Art Museum firstsite
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY Sadie Coles HQ - South Audley St
The Power Plant Art Basel
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) Fondazione Prada - Ca' Corner Della Regina
Winnipeg Art Gallery Whitebox Art Center
The Baltimore Museum of Art MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
Turner Contemporary Galerie Yvon Lambert
Paula Cooper Gallery - 521 W. 21st Street MARC STRAUS
MCA DENVER NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University Pangolin London
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave Paul Kasmin Gallery 515 West 27th Street
Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Michael Kohn Gallery Drawing Room
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Rasterfahndung - Tracing the grid
Gagosian - Paris Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
Meessen De Clercq Cantor Arts Center
Ace Gallery- Los Angeles MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
Castello di Rivoli - Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
The James Gallery Galerie Xippas
K20 GRABBEPLATZ Regen Projects
Bischoff/Weiss Art Gallery of New South Wales
Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Whitney Museum of American Art Sadie Coles - New Space
ZieherSmith Inc. Elga Wimmer PCC
Waddington Custot Galleries INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE OF CARRARA
Cueto Project ŻAK | BRANICKA
Musée des beaux-arts, Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland CHELSEA space
Perry Rubenstein Gallery - W. 23rd St. Galerie Almine Rech
Murray Guy MoMA PS1
S.M.A.K. Lisson Gallery
Andrea Rosen Gallery Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Stuart Shave/Modern Art Walker Art Center
Sutton Lane - Paris Mamco
D'Amelio Terras Van de Weghe Fine Art
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Von Lintel Gallery
Ace Gallery- Beverly Hills Pace Gallery - 25th St.
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