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Richard Serra

Spoleto Circle, 1972

Lithograph on Fabriano Italia paper
35 × 51 in
88.9 × 129.5 cm
Edition 52/65
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Framed Dimensions: 57in x 41in

LITERATURE: Gemini, 47.6

Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

Framed Dimensions: 57in x 41in

LITERATURE: Gemini, 47.6

Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

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Signed and numbered in pencil lower right, with publisher's blindstamp
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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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Framed Dimensions: 57in x 41in

LITERATURE: Gemini, 47.6

Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

Framed Dimensions: 57in x 41in

LITERATURE: Gemini, 47.6

Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil lower right, with publisher's blindstamp
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Spoleto Circle, 1972

Lithograph on Fabriano Italia paper
35 × 51 in
88.9 × 129.5 cm
Edition 52/65
Bidding closed
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