- America Drill is a 1963 book-length poem by Carl Andre. It is
based on three interwoven texts, Red Cut, White Cut and Blue Cut.
- Red Cut consists of excerpts from Ebenezer W. Pierce's Indian
- White Cut includes excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson's Indian
History and Genealogy Journals from 1820 to 1824 and 1838 to 1841.
- The text in Blue Cut is taken from Charles Lindbergh's We
(1927) and from Kenneth S. Davis' The Hero: Charles A. Lindbergh and
the American Dream (1959).
- Carl Andre typed excerpts from these three texts and cut them into
line-long strips. He then interwove the strips in order to create a
kaleidoscopic puzzle that is as much verbal as it is visual.
- Each book measures 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 3/4 inches /39.4 x 29.4 x 2
cm. It contains 13 printed 8-page signatures, a total of 104 pages. The
signatures are double-stitched with linen thread.
Paper and end papers: 160 grams Conqueror Connoisseur, ivory,
cotton 100%. The binding cloth is linen Brillianta Calandré.
Front cover, back cover and spine: embossed gilding and
in gold (signed and stamped copies), in bronze (numbered copies). Ivory
The copies with the numbers 001 - 100 are numbered, signed and stamped
by the artist
The copies with the numbers 101 - 500 are numbered.
There are 100 APs in the artist's collection.
Shooting A Script, ink on
archivart acid free paper in black cloth bound book, book closed - 9 1/4 x 12
1/4 x 1 1/8 inches /23.1 x 30.6 x 2.5 cm., book open - 9 1/4 x 24 1/8 x 1 1/8
inches /23.1 x 60 x 2.5 cm., edition of 78, signed, dated, numbered &
stamped on last page; edition of 78 with 8 extra volumes, for a total of 86
black volumes with silver lettering; published by the artist, 2000
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