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Carl Andre Quotes

Look at the chaos of European history. Europeans cannot believe in certainty. But Americans believe in certainty. Americans think this can go on like this forever. Just as it is. No change.
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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.

— Carl Andre

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

— Carl Andre

An artist, to achieve anything in art, has to finally do the thing that nobody else wants to do and nobody else has thought to do.

— Carl Andre

If you're any good as an artist, you have to be doing something nobody else has interest in. Nobody would be interested in my work except a few crazy people.

— Carl Andre

I didn't study the piano - the piano studied me.

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What do little kids do? They crawl on the floor and they build with blocks. I just continued to do that for the rest of my life.

— Carl Andre

Americans understand better than the Europeans and the English that any publicity is good.

— Carl Andre

Isn't it wonderful to be an artist whose works have mostly been lost?

— Carl Andre

I had no place to put anything. I would give my sculpture away because I had no place to put it.

— Carl Andre

I didn't like men because they were so physically competitive. Men are always making a pecking order. "I can beat you up and you can beat him up ... "

— Carl Andre

Look at the chaos of European history. Europeans cannot believe in certainty. But Americans believe in certainty. Americans think this can go on like this forever. Just as it is. No change.

— Carl Andre

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