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CARL ANDRE

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 History (1878).  
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 foil-blocking
in gold (signed and stamped copies), in bronze (numbered copies). Ivory headband.

The copies with the numbers 001 - 100 are numbered, signed and stamped by the artist
€ 1500,-


The copies with the numbers 101 - 500 are numbered.
€ 275,-

There are 100 APs in the artist's collection.
 
  
 
  
 
   
detail

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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