Richard Serra b. 1939

Works
  • Richard Serra, One Cut Triangle, 1974
    Richard Serra
    One Cut Triangle, 1974
    Paintstick on paper
    50 1/2 x 79 inches
  • Richard Serra, P&E VI, 2007
    Richard Serra
    P&E VI, 2007
    Paint stick on mylar
    26 x 40 inches
  • Richard Serra, Foot Cape III, 1994
    Richard Serra
    Foot Cape III, 1994
    Paintstick on handmade paper
    59 1/4 x 42 inches
    63 1/2 x 43 3/4 x 3 inches framed
  • Richard Serra, Maquette for a project in Plaza Callao (Madrid), 1981
    Richard Serra
    Maquette for a project in Plaza Callao (Madrid), 1981
    Steel
    Sculpture: 48 1/2 x 24 x 24 inches
    Base: 35 6/8 x 23 7/8 x 3 1/8 inches
  • Richard Serra, Marking Matter, 2001
    Richard Serra
    Marking Matter, 2001
    Paintstick on paper
    40 x 39 1/2 ins
    101.6 x 100.33 cm
  • Richard Serra, P&E IX, 2007
    Richard Serra
    P&E IX, 2007
    Litho Crayon on Mylar
    26 1/2 x 40 ins
    67.31 x 101.6 cm
  • Richard Serra, P&E VIII, 2007
    Richard Serra
    P&E VIII, 2007
    Paintstick on mylar
    26 1/2 x 40 ins
    67.31 x 101.6 cm
  • Richard Serra, P&E XVII, 2007
    Richard Serra
    P&E XVII, 2007
    Litho Crayon on Mylar
    20 x 26 inches
    23 x 29 1/2 inches framed
  • Richard Serra, Stratum 12, 2007
    Richard Serra
    Stratum 12, 2007
    Oilstick on paper
    40 x 40 inches
    43 x 43 inches framed
  • Richard Serra, Stratum 8, 2007
    Richard Serra
    Stratum 8, 2007
    Paintstick on paper
    39 1/2 x 40 ins
    100.33 x 101.6 cm
  • Richard Serra, Stratum G, 2006
    Richard Serra
    Stratum G, 2006
    Oilstick on paper
    19 1/2 x 30 inches
    23 1/4 x 32 1/2 inches framed
  • Richard Serra, Torus II, 2000
    Richard Serra
    Torus II, 2000
    Oil paintstick on paper
    25 x 33 1/2 ins
    63.5 x 85.09 cm
  • Richard Serra, Tracks 38, 2008
    Richard Serra
    Tracks 38, 2008
    Paintstick on handmade paper
    40 x 40 ins
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
  • Richard Serra, Tracks 40, 2008
    Richard Serra
    Tracks 40, 2008
    Paintstick on handmade paper
    40 x 40 ins
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
  • Richard Serra, Transparency #57, 2013
    Richard Serra
    Transparency #57, 2013
    Lithocrayon on mylar
    30 x 24 ins
    76.2 x 60.96 cm
  • Richard Serra, Untitled, 2005
    Richard Serra
    Untitled, 2005
    Paintstick on handmade paper
    26 x 28 6/8 ins
    66.04 x 73.03 cm
    Signed on verso
  • Richard Serra, Untitled, 2005
    Richard Serra
    Untitled, 2005
    Paintstick on handmade paper
    26 x 28 6/8 ins
    66.04 x 73.03 cm
    Signed on verso
  • Richard Serra, Untitled (P&E XI), 2007
    Richard Serra
    Untitled (P&E XI), 2007
    Paintstick on mylar
    24 x 36 ins
    60.96 x 91.44 cm
Biography

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Richard Serra is an American minimalist sculptor known for his sheet metal installations. He earned his B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1961 and his M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1964. Serra was inspired by the teachers and artists that he met at Yale, most notably Philip Guston and Chuck Close. He was also influenced by his work in steel mills as a teenager and his father's job as a pipe-fitter.

 

Serra was involved with the Process Art Movement, which concentrates on the physical process of art making and the characteristics of the materials utilized. In 1966, he made his first sculptures out of industrial materials as fiberglass and rubber. He experimented by throwing molten lead against his studio wall, later turning to rolling, cutting, propping and stacking. In the 1970s, Serra began his series of large-scale Installation Drawings, which pinned directly to the wall and painted in black paintstick. His work examines ideas of space and form, as well as the tension between gravity and weight. His enormous sculptures are supported by their own weight, drawing attention to the nature of the material. Serra once said that his goal is "to engage the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking, without being overly heavy-handed about it," and that art is a "broadening of experiences."

 

 The sculptor has also created multiple site-specific works for collections worldwide, including Snake, a 180-ton trio of sinuous steel sheets, permanently located in the largest gallery of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and specifically created for the museums inauguration in 1997. Other commissioned works include Tilted Arc (1981) in New York City and Fulcrum (1987), a 55-foot Cor-ten steel sculpture near Liverpool Street Station in London.

 

Richard Serra has work featured in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, the MoMA in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Fine Art, the LACMA, the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, the Museum Ludwig in Köln, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Nassau County Museum of Art, the Courtauld in London, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

 

Related Categories: Process Art, Post-minimalism, Large-Scale Sculpture, Post-War American Art, Outdoor Art, California Art, Abstract Sculpture, Site Specific Art, Line, Form and Color, Sparse, Primary Abstraction, Focus on Materials, Curvilinear Forms, Sculpture, Linear Forms, Angular, United States, Installation, Work on Paper.