Top 7 Carl Andre Quotes

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“I mean, art for art’s sake is ridiculous. Art is for the sake of one’s needs.”

― Carl Andre

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

― Carl Andre

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

― Carl Andre

“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.”

― Carl Andre

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

― Carl Andre

“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.”

― Carl Andre

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

― Carl Andre
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