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Richard Serra, Sculpture: Forty Years (Hand signed by Richard Serra), 2007
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Sculpture: Forty Years (Hand signed by Richard Serra), 2007
Hardback monograph (Signed by Richard Serra on the title page)
Hand signed with marker by Richard Serra on the title page
10 1/4 × 11 × 2 inches
Richard Serra: Forty Years is an impressive hardback monograph with dust jacket was published by the Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition held from June 4th to September 27th, 2007 at the Museum of Modern Art, organized by the late, great curator Kynaston McShine.
It is, exceptionally, boldly signed in black marker by Richard Serra.
The art of Richard Serra is internationally admired for its powerful material qualities and its searching exploration of the relationship between the work, the viewer and the site. Indeed, since his emergence in the mid-1960s, Serra is widely understood to have radicalized and extended the very definition of sculpture. Quite simply the most complete view to date of the work of one of the most important artists of the last half-century, Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years offers a detailed visual presentation and documentation of Serra's entire career, from his early experiments with materials like rubber, neon and lead to the environmentally scaled steel works of recent years--including three monumental new sculptures created for The Museum of Modern Art's 2007 retrospective, for which this volume was produced. The book contains major scholarly essays on the artist's work by Benjamin Buchloh, Lynne Cooke and John Rajchman, as well as an interview with the artist by Kynaston McShine, the Museum's Chief Curator at Large.
From the Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Description:
One of the preeminent sculptors of our era, Richard Serra (American, b. 1938) has long been acclaimed for his challenging and innovative work, which emphasizes materiality and an engagement between the viewer, the site, and the work. In the early 1960s, Serra and the Minimalist artists of his generation turned to unconventional, industrial materials and began to accentuate the physical properties of their art. Over the years, Serra has expanded his spatial and temporal approach to sculpture and has focused primarily on large-scale work, including many site-specific works that engage with a particular architectural, urban, or landscape setting. This exhibition presents the artist’s forty-year career, from his early experiments with materials such as rubber, neon, and lead to monumental late-career pieces, including Intersection II (1992) and Torqued Ellipse IV (1999), along with three new works that have never been exhibited before. With works on view throughout the Museum and in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years displays the extraordinary vision of this formidable artist, who has radicalized and extended the definition of sculpture. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
The exhibition is organized by Kynaston McShine, Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art, and Lynne Cooke, Curator, Dia Art Foundation.
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007
420 pgs with black and white illustrations
Cover: Richard Serra. Sequence. 2006.
Back cover: Richard Serra. Splashing. 1968.
Signed for the present owner at Gagosian New York , so provenance is direct