Catalogue entry

Carl Andre born 1935

T02136 Drawing for 'The Perfect Painting' 1967

Not inscribed
Pencil on isometric-orthographic graph paper, 8 1/2 x 11 (21.6 x 27.9)
Presented by David Novros through the American Federation of Arts 1977
Prov: David Novros, New York (from the artist by exchange)

No painting was executed from this drawing which Carl Andre describes as 'a sculptor's not ungloating guide to the perplexities encountered by painters at their corners and boundaries ... like all perfect things it had no place in this world' (letter of 23 September 1977).

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.13, reproduced p.13