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Carl Andre (b. 1935)
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Carl Andre (b. 1935)

The Way North and South

Carl Andre (b. 1935)
The Way North and South
three units of western red cedar timber, two horizontal pointing North and South respectively, adjacent to the base of one vertical
each: 12 x 12 x 36 in. (30.4 x 30.4 x 91.4 cm.)
overall: 36 x 36 x 60 in. (91.4 x 91.4 x 152.4 cm.)
Executed in 1975. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1988
Venice, Ace Gallery, Carl Andre: Uncarved Blocks, June-July 1976.
Nassau County Museum of Art, Two Decades of American Art: The 60's & 70's, May-September 1990, p. 28 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

[Q.] Is the artist a craftsman?
[A.] Some artists are–I am not. Some artists reflect obsolete modes of production–I may reflect the obsolescence of production as a mode of dividing people into classes.
(A. Gould, “Dialogues with Carl Andre,” Arts Magazine, vol. 48, no. 9, May 1974, pp. 27-28)

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