144 Aluminium Square by Carl Andre

144 Aluminium Square
1967
Minimalism
Aluminium
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California. USA

Andre claimed the elemental periodic table is what the colour spectrum is for a painter and many of the materials he utilizes for his sculpture are pure elements. “144 Aluminium Square” was first exhibited alongside other identically proportioned sculptures in the alloy steel and zinc. Viewers were encouraged to walk over the plates comparing the different properties of the metals.

Carl Andre
Minimalism, Conceptual Art
Born: 16 September 1935, Massachusetts, USA
Nationality: American

Andre is an artist known for his ordered linear and grid structures. His sculptures range from large public and interior artworks to small intimate works. Andre married the earth-body artist Ana Mendieta. In 1985, following an argument, she fell from their apartment window and died. Andre was charged with second-degree murder in 1988 and was acquitted in a bench trial