Carl Andre: Love Poet in Marxist Overalls
An insightful philosophical essay on the work of minimalist sculptor Carl Andre by Brooklyn-based poet and critic Jeremy Sigler (b.1968). While researching and editing the catalog for Andre’s recent retrospective at Dia Art Foundation, Sigler gleaned surprising new readings from a series of lost negatives that resurfaced at Dia. Shot by Andre’s close friend and collaborator Hollis Frampton in the 1960s, the photos depict small, carved wooden artworks—many lost or destroyed shortly after being photographed. Sigler draws connections between these early inchoate artworks and Andre’s later scatters, spills and floor pieces, all of which are analyzed through a compellingly personal lens. Writing on Andre’s poetry and his confounding book-length masterpiece, Stillanovel, Sigler further proposes that Andre’s greatest contribution may be to literature. Is it possible that one of the modern era’s greatest experimental love poets is hiding in plain sight, disguised as a unionized blue-chip art worker? Sigler taught at Yale University School of Arts, edited the Swiss art journal Parkett, and has published numerous books of poetry.
4 ¾ x 7 in. / 48 pp
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