1971
Carl Andre
American, born 1935

Western red cedar
60 x 36 x 12 inches

A central figure in the development of the movement known as Minimalism, Carl Andre creates art that involves the symmetrical arrangement of units of basic building materials, which he terms "particles" or "elements." Inspired by the elemental nature of Constantin Brancusi's sculpture from the early part of the twentieth century, Andre has pushed sculpture to a kind of ground zero.

Tau and Threshold (Element Series) of 1971 pays homage to [Brancusi's] Endless Column, while deconstructing sculpture into an even more basic configuration. Andre abandons carving...

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1981
Carl Andre
American, born 1935

Steel and copper
Steel squares: each 1/4 x 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches, copper slats: each 1/4 x 1 3/16 x 19 3/4 inches, overall: 1/4 x 40 1/2 x 374 inches

A central figure in the development of the movement known as Minimalism, Carl Andre creates art that involves the symmetrical arrangement of units of basic building materials, which he terms "particles" or "elements." Inspired by the elemental nature of Constantin Brancusi's sculpture from the early part of the twentieth century, Andre has pushed sculpture to a kind of ground zero.

Tau and Threshold (Element Series) of 1971 pays homage to [Brancusi's] Endless Column...

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