"My art springs from my desire to have things in the work which would otherwise never be there."
Carl Andre (born September 16, 1935) is an American minimalist artist recognized for his ordered linear and grid format sculptures. His sculptures range from large public artworks such as Stone Field Sculpture, 1977 in Hartford, Connecticut and Lament for the Children, 1976 in Long Island City, New York, to large interior works exhibited on the floor such as 144 Magnesium Square, 1969, to small intimate works such as Satier: Zinc on Steel, 1989 and 7 Alnico Pole, 2011.
Andre’s work has been shown extensively in important one-person and retrospectives exhibitions, most recently at Dia:Beacon in New York (2014), which traveled to the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His work can be found in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Modern, London; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.