Carl Andre

Caiman

1980

The caiman is a crocodile-like animal that inhabits bodies of fresh water in Central and South America. Some species are reclusive and timid, spending much of their day hiding in burrows. Carl Andre makes reference to these traits by placing his sculpture along the junction of the wall and floor, its grey modular units visible only upon close scrutiny. Part of our pleasure in Andre's "Caiman" comes from discovering its discreet presence.

Artiste
Titre
Caiman
Date
1980
Technique
Sculpture
Matériaux
80 lead blocks
Dimensions
5.1 x 1228 x 5.1 cm assembled; blocks: 5.1 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm each
Nationalité
American
Mention de source
Purchased 1985
Numéro d'acquisition
28767.1-80