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date: 15 June 2019

Andre, Carl 

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

(b Quincy, Mass., 16 Sept. 1935).American sculptor, a leading exponent of Minimal art. Typically he produces his works by placing identical ready-made commercial units such as bricks, cement blocks, metal plates, etc. (occasionally ‘natural products’ like logs or bales of hay) in simple geometrical arrangements without adhesives or joints; the works are dismantled when not on exhibition. His most characteristic products abjure height and are arranged as horizontal configurations on the ground (‘more like roads than buildings’, in his own words); some are even intended to be walked over. In Britain Andre is best known for the sensational publicity accompanying the ‘Tate bricks’ incident in ... ...

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