Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Wednesday Post

Carl Andre: Five Postcards
Remarkably enough. I was, however, unable to drum up any postal ephemera related to Alessandro Algardi.

There are few other sets of images that clarify more succinctly or so effortlessly the salient characteristics of Andre’s art. - Alistair Rider

Andre’s most characteristic sculptures, metal grids placed on the floor, are universally regarded as immensely influential and important works of contemporary art, yet... other ephemeral works (such as this set of postcards) are an essential part of his output. They set the stage for other work, drawing attention to such issues as materiality, sequencing, and concern for space that are fundamental to Andre’s aesthetics... - 6 Decades Books

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