Establishment “Art” : The Bricks Controversy of 1976

“Art that has to be in a gallery to be art isn’t art.” – from The Stuckist Manifesto Carl Andre “Equivalent VIII” The conversation probably went something like this:  CURATOR: Behold, a three-dimensional manifestation of essential modular forms; a configuration of material purity actualized in an industrial aesthetic. PUBLIC: But that’s just a stack of bricks…