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Carl Andre
September 16, 1935 -
Nationality: American
Category: Artist
Subcategory: American Artist

I mean, art for art's sake is ridiculous. Art is for the sake of one's needs.

    Topics: Art

A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous.


My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life.

    Topics: Art

It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment.


Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.


My art springs from my desire to have things in the world which would otherwise never be there.

    Topics: Art

Matter as matter rather than matter as symbol is a conscious political position, essentially Marxist.


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