Lot 411
  • 411

CARL ANDRE (B. 1935) | Voltaglyph 2, 1997

25,000 - 35,000 USD
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  • Voltaglyph 2, 1997
  • Each: 3/8 by 9 7/8 by 9 7/8 in. (1 by 25 by 25 cm.); Overall: 3/8 by 9 7/8 by 19 3/4 in. (1 by 25 by 50 cm.)
  • Executed in 1997, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
copper and zinc, in two parts


Galerie Tschudi, Switzerland
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

In the early 1960s, when Andre was sharing a studio with Frank Stella and forming the ideas that would come to define his artistic career, he was also working as a conductor and break operator in the New York Rail Yards. In this role, Andre became interested in the quotidian industrial materials that make up all aspects of transportation and more abstractly in the ways that human beings relate to space and objects. These industrial materials became the building blocks of his artistic exploration of spatial relationships. The present lot is created from copper and zinc panels, which are the elements that exchange electrons in many batteries.