CARL ANDRE "EQUIVALENTS" LITHO, 1968
Carl Andre (b. 1935) is an American Minimalist artist best known for his ordered linear and grid-format works. He is widely considered one of the leading figures of the Minimalist and Conceptual art movements of the 1960's.
In the late 1950's Andre shared a studio with Frank Stella. Stella's monochromatic black paintings and rejection of Abstract Expressionism were formative influences on Andre's practice. In the early 1960's Andre worked as a railway conductor and freight brakesman. The repetitive parallel lines of the rail tracks coupled with the muted palette of this world validated the elements of Minimalism that Andre was exploring.
The composition of this signed and numbered print was inspired by one of Andre's legendary sculptures presented at the Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles) in 1967. Andre covered the entire gallery floor with flat bricks, leaving recesses similar to the shaded elements on this print's grid surface.
Despite being a lithograph, the texture and colors unmistakably strive to appear hand-drawn consistent with his famed minimal, utilitarian aesthetic.
Today Andre's works can be found in the permanent collections of some of the most prestigious institutions globally including MoMA (NYC), Tate (London) and the Guggenheim (NYC) among many others.
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Mounted offset lithograph
Signed and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 50
21.75"H 15.5"W (work)
26"H 21.5"W (framed)
Very good condition
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