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Richard Serra

Malcolm X, 1981

Lithograph, on Arches Cover paper, the full sheet
60 × 52 in
152.4 × 132.1 cm
Edition of 14 + 5AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Property from a Private Collection, New York

Framed

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Framed

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 'AP 2/5' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 14)
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps)
Richard Serra
American, b. 1938
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The monumental sculptures of Richard Serra, one of the preeminent sculptors of the 20th century, emphasize or alter viewers' perceptions of space and proportion. “It's all about centralizing the space in different ways. How people move in relation to space, that's essentially what I'm up to,” he has said. Inspired early in his career by modern dance—notably through his relationship with members of New York City’s influential Judson Church dancers—and Japanese Zen gardens, the artist sought to create works that engage viewers in movement, taking in his large-scale sheet-metal pieces by navigating the space around them. Serra, who was schooled at Yale with classmates Frank Stella, Chuck Close, and Nancy Graves, has been called “cerebral, single-minded, austere, as steely and uncompromising as his work.” “I have a certain obstinacy, a certain willfulness that has got me in trouble but it has also got me through,” he has quipped.

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About the work
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Property from a Private Collection, New York

Framed

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Framed

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 'AP 2/5' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 14)
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps)
Richard Serra
American, b. 1938
Follow

The monumental sculptures of Richard Serra, one of the preeminent sculptors of the 20th century, emphasize or alter viewers' perceptions of space and proportion. “It's all about centralizing the space in different ways. How people move in relation to space, that's essentially what I'm up to,” he has said. Inspired early in his career by modern dance—notably through his relationship with members of New York City’s influential Judson Church dancers—and Japanese Zen gardens, the artist sought to create works that engage viewers in movement, taking in his large-scale sheet-metal pieces by navigating the space around them. Serra, who was schooled at Yale with classmates Frank Stella, Chuck Close, and Nancy Graves, has been called “cerebral, single-minded, austere, as steely and uncompromising as his work.” “I have a certain obstinacy, a certain willfulness that has got me in trouble but it has also got me through,” he has quipped.

Richard Serra

Malcolm X, 1981

Lithograph, on Arches Cover paper, the full sheet
60 × 52 in
152.4 × 132.1 cm
Edition of 14 + 5AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Richard Serra