Skip to main content

A Man Climbs A Mountain Because It Is There A Man Makes a Work of Art because It Is Not There / Andre, Carl ; Cladders J., 1968

Identifier: CC-51755-72855

  • Staff Only
  • Please navigate to collection organization to place requests.

Scope and Contents

This is Carl Andre's first one man show in a musem and his first catalogue. Johannes Cladders wrote the German text for the book object. All the English texts are in Andre's own handwriting and appear to be printed offset though another process might have been used. On the folder cover, Andre writes, "A man climbs a mountain because it is there. A man makes a work of art because it is not there." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1968



0 See container summary (1 folder (papercard, folded, offset) + 2 unbound pages (folded, offset) + book object (accordion folded strip of white cloth, silkscreened text) in box (cardboard, celluloid lid, silkscreen)) ; folder 19.4 x 14.7 cm + book object 400 x 16 cm, in box 21 x 17 x 2 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

closet guest ro

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Monchengladbach, West Germany : Stadtisches Museum Monchengladbach. Nationality of creator: American. General: About 660 total copies. 469 number copy. General: Added by: MARVIN; updated by: RUTH.

Genre / Form


Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

125 W. Washington St.
Main Library
Iowa City Iowa 52242 United States