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Oral history interview with Carl Andre, 1972

Oral history interview with Carl Andre, 1972

Andre, Carl, 1935-

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 24 pages

Summary: Interview of Carl Andre conducted in 1972, by Laurin Raikin, for the "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Andre speaks of politics and art; capitalism and class structure; the gallery system; professional organizations including the National Art Workers Community and the Art Workers Coalition; economic survival and the success of American artists; exploitation of artists; "radical art"; and the need for and artist's trade union.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carl Andre (1935- ) is a sculptor in New York, New York.

Provenance

This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

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Use of this interview, with permission, requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives of American Art reading rooms.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Carl Andre, 1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.