Carl Andre

Carl Andre

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Author Profession: US Artist
Born: September 16, 1935
Age: 81 years old
Birth Sign: Virgo

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A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous.

Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.

My art springs from my desire to have things in the world which would otherwise never be there.

It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment.

I mean, art for art's sake is ridiculous. Art is for the sake of one's needs.

Matter as matter rather than matter as symbol is a conscious political position, essentially Marxist.

My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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