Carl Andre, ‘Unique Ink Drawing on postmarked card to artist Lynn Charles Foster’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery
Carl Andre, ‘Unique Ink Drawing on postmarked card to artist Lynn Charles Foster’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery
Carl Andre, ‘Unique Ink Drawing on postmarked card to artist Lynn Charles Foster’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery
Carl Andre, ‘Unique Ink Drawing on postmarked card to artist Lynn Charles Foster’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery
Carl Andre, ‘Unique Ink Drawing on postmarked card to artist Lynn Charles Foster’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery

NOT FOR SALE. Unique original hand signed, dated and addressed drawing in red marker on a handmade card. The drawing is boldly signed in black marker by Carl Andre, who addressed the card to a fellow artist, accompanied by his return address and the date the work was created (25 May, 1984). Carl Andre sent this card to Lynn Charles Foster, a Vermont landscape artist and songwriter who formerly resided in Oregon. Carl Andre at the time stated that the verso of the card depicts an original child's drawing that he found and incorporated into his own work - so its essentially a two sided piece. The card also has a postmarked 13 cent stamp, along with a postmark from New York dated 25 May 1984. The piece had been removed from the original frame, but had been mounted to a 8 by 10 white card, and there are two thin pieces of white mounting tape on the verso. A rare and unique Carl Andre drawing card with drawing that he created in the mid 1980s for a fellow artist and admirer.

As an historical note -- what's also cool and intriguing is that decades before Twitter, hashtag, Instagram, etc. and long before he himself was using the Internet, the artist always signed his name with his copyright "@Carl Andre....

Signature: Hand signed by Carl Andre with his unique copyright, also hand addressed to the artist, with artist's home address in black ink. As an historical note -- what's also cool and intriguing is that decades before Twitter, hashtag, Instagram, etc. and long before he himself was using the Internet, the artist always signed his name with his copyright "@Carl Andre....

About Carl Andre

Carl Andre is the overall-clad sculptor whom many historians consider a defining figure in the development of Conceptual and Minimalist art. Legend claims that Andre began his current practice after his close friend Frank Stella called the wooden castoffs of a project sculptural objects as well; Andre has also said that Constantin Brancusi was an instrumental influence. He first won public attention in the 1960s for his groundbreaking multi-part sculptures whose pieces were not fixed but lain directly onto the ground. In fact, Andre considers himself one of the first “post-studio” artists because he uses manufactured industrial materials that he does not alter, but rather arranges on-site; common materials include square plates or blocks made of aluminum, nickel, zinc, copper, steel, lead, limestone, and wood. Many of his arrangements are also based on arithmetic and geometry.

American, b. 1935, Quincy, Massachusetts, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights

2015
1990
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
1979-1989 5 works