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PRINT Summer 1970

An Interview with Carl Andre

DO YOU MAKE SCULPTURE without a location in mind?

No, because I never work in the abstract to that extent. I never have been the kind of person who, let’s say, works on a drawing, then makes a model, then makes the model larger and larger, and then finally makes a piece. For me, my cliché about myself is that I’m the first of the post-studio artists (that’s probably not true). But my things are conceived in the world. For me, they begin in the world and the world is full of different kinds of spaces, different generic classes of spaces; inside gallery spaces, inside private dwelling spaces, inside museum spaces, inside large public spaces, and outside spaces of various kinds too. There’s always a location in mind, not necessarily a specific one, but, rather, a location in scale.

If you were to remake lost or destroyed works for a museum exhibition, would the new space you were working in

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