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Richard Serra

Olson, 1987

Screenprint with Paintstik, on Kizuki Hanga Dosa paper
35 1/2 × 72 1/2 in
90.2 × 184.2 cm
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Signed in pencil, numbered 23/28 (there were also six artist's proofs), published by Gemini …

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Signed in pencil, numbered 23/28 (there were also six artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamps and inkstamp on the reverse, the full sheet, foxing in places in the unprinted areas, a 2 ¼-in. horizontal crease at the lower left sheet edge, framed
Sheet: 35 ½ x 72 ½ in. (902 x …

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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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Signed in pencil, numbered 23/28 (there were also six artist's proofs), published by Gemini …

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Signed in pencil, numbered 23/28 (there were also six artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamps and inkstamp on the reverse, the full sheet, foxing in places in the unprinted areas, a 2 ¼-in. horizontal crease at the lower left sheet edge, framed
Sheet: 35 ½ x 72 ½ in. (902 x …

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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.

Richard Serra

Olson, 1987

Screenprint with Paintstik, on Kizuki Hanga Dosa paper
35 1/2 × 72 1/2 in
90.2 × 184.2 cm
Bidding closed
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