16 Ace Zinc Square200716 x 16 x 1/4 in. ea./installed 64 x 64 x 1/4 in. zinc
ProvenancePrivate Collection, California
Carl Andre’s floor sculptures are typically made from glowing tiles of lead, zinc, or copper. They differ from most other minimalist artwork in their accessibility: they are meant to be walked on. Art historically, Andre places himself in the lineage of Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. Andre continues in their tradition of reducing the vocabulary of sculpture to its most vital and simple forms. The works also speak to Donald Judd’s idea of “specific objects,” which emphasized the phenomenological experience of the viewer and an exploration of structure and space.