Carl Andre144 Magnesium Square 1969

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Artwork details

Artist
Carl Andre (born 1935)
Title
144 Magnesium Square
Date 1969
MediumMagnesium
Dimensionsobject: 10 x 3658 x 3658 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01767
Not on display

Summary

144 Magnesium Square 1969 is composed of 144 thin magnesium plates, each measuring 12 by 12 inches, arranged into a square on the gallery floor. It is one of six works composed in an identical arrangement but in different metals by the American sculptor Carl Andre. The first three works in the series, made of aluminium, steel and zinc, were initially shown at the Dwan Gallery, New York, in 1967, while the other three, composed of magnesium, copper and lead, were produced for his 1969 exhibition at the same gallery. The materials used in the series are presented in their raw state, without physical alteration by the artist. Visitors are allowed to walk over this and the other sculptures in this series… (read more)

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