Cedar Piece by Carl Andre

Cedar Piece by Carl Andre

Cedar Piece
Minimalism, Conceptual Art
Oeffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Switzerland

Andre’s first work to be exhibited in public, “Cedar Piece” consists of equal lengths of lumber, into which he cut simple woodworker’s joints so that sculpture could be slotted together – and unslotted again for portability.

Carl Andre

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 Mendicieta. 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

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