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In keeping with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s goal to become one of the country’s leading sculpture parks, the institution is pleased to announce the addition of new work by Carl Andre, Tom Burr, Paul McCarthy, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Alyson Shotz, and Kenneth Snelson, on view this summer.

A founder of 1960s American minimalism, Carl Andre developed a commitment to making objects that were comprised of an assembly and arrangement of elements. One of the artist’s few outdoor works, Sphinges is comprised of sixteen units of eastern pine placed to form a grid, playing on the riddle of the Sphinx. Like much of Andre’s work, Sphinges is made of raw materials and its arrangement is based on masonry techniques, which assert that the pattern in which the components are placed can determine the durability of the structure. The sculpture reveals the intrinsic beauty of the pine through repetition of forms and the artist’s purposeful placement of units.

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