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Chinati Thirteener, 2010

Chinati Thirteener was designed by Carl Andre for the courtyard of Chinati's temporary gallery. It consists of 13 strips of hot-rolled steel plates, each 12 x 36 inches, laid out in equal distances on a surface of gravel. These lines mark the rectangular area in loose relation to the vertical posts running along the porch. An interesting aspect is the alteration of smooth steel surfaces and rough gravel; the distinction between them will only be enhanced over time, as the steel plates will entirely rust and then show an even greater contrast to the pebbles. The piece was first installed at Chinati in 2010. It is the newest addition to Chinati's permanent collection.

Carl Andre was born in 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts and currently lives in New York. Major exhibitions include: Carl Andre: Black Wholes, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2005); Carl Andre, Works on Land, Open Air Museum, Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium (2001); The Complete Poems, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1994); Carl Andre - Sculpture, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (1987); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1973); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1970).

 

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