Oral history interview with Carl Andre

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.andre72sep
Creators:
Andre, Carl, 1935-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1972 September
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
68 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Carl Andre conducted 1972 September, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Andre speaks of his family and education at Phillips Andover Academy and Kenyon College and classes with Patrick and Maud Morgan. He discusses his interest in Brancusi; Ezra Pound as a critic of sculpture; the relationship between painting, sculpture, prose, and poetry; materials and methods including his "theory of masonry"; exhibitions at Hunter College, the Tibor de Nagy, Dwan, and Konrad Fisher Galleries; the appeal of Japanese art; artists' rights and art and language. He recalls his employment at the Boston Gear Works, Prentice-Hall Publishing Company, and the Pennsylvania Railroad and reminisces about Michael Chapman, Hollis Frampton, Agnes Bernice Martin, Frank Stella, Barbara E. Rose, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Carl Andre (1935-) is a sculptor from New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Use of this interview, with permission, requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives of American Art reading rooms.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 9 minutes.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required. Contact Archives Reference Services for information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Chapman, Michael, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frampton, Hollis, 1936- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morgan, Maud, 1903-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morgan, Patrick, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rose, Barbara Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stella, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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