Carl Andre Steel Zinc Plain 1969

Artwork details

Artist
Carl Andre born 1935
Title
Steel Zinc Plain
Date 1969
Medium Steel and zinc
Dimensions Object: 9 x 1840 x 1840 mm, 250 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996
Reference
T07148

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As the title suggests, Steel Zinc Plain represents a territory or a space as much as an object. By placing it on the floor rather than on a plinth and allowing it to be walked across, Andre alters the viewer’s relationship to the work of art. Simple, geometric forms made from industrial materials are characteristic features of Andre’s sculptures.

February 2011

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