Steel-Aluminum Plain

A work made of steel and aluminum.
Art © Carl Andre / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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  • A work made of steel and aluminum.

Date:

1969

Artist:

Carl Andre
American, born 1935

About this artwork

In 1966 Carl Andre revolutionized sculpture by pioneering works that lie flat on the ground rather than rising up and occupying space. Andre invites viewers to walk upon his sculptures so that they can register, on a sensory level, the feel of different materials (such as steel and aluminum) and the distinction between standing in the middle of a sculpture and remaining outside of its boundaries. Originally exhibited as part of a single installation entitled 37 Pieces of Work, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1970, Steel-Aluminum Plain alternates identically sized steel and aluminum plates that form a six-square-foot checkerboard pattern of subdued visual restraint.

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Artist

Carl André

Title

Steel-Aluminum Plain

Origin

United States

Date

1969

Medium

Steel and aluminum

Dimensions

182.8 x 182.8 cm (72 x 72 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary Art

Reference Number

1975.134

Copyright

Art © Carl Andre / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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