Carl AndreSteel Zinc Plain 1969

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Artist
Carl Andre (born 1935)
Title
Steel Zinc Plain
Date 1969
MediumSteel and zinc
Dimensionsobject: 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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