Richard Serra

RICHARD SERRA, Backdoor Pipeline, 2010, weatherproof steel, 149 5/8 x 598 1/2 x 153 1/2 inches (380 x 1520 x 390 cm). Photo by Mike Bruce

Richard Serra Listed Exhibitions (189 Kb)
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Born in San Francisco in 1938, Richard Serra is one of the most significant artists of his generation. His groundbreaking sculpture explores the exchange between artwork, site, and viewer. His bodies of work in sculpture and drawing have been celebrated with retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art twenty years apart: “Richard Serra/Sculpture,” (1986) and “Richard Serra Sculpture Forty Years,” (2007). Other major recent exhibitions include “Richard Serra Drawings: Work Comes Out of Work”, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2008); “Richard Serra Drawings: A Retrospective,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2010, traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Menil Collection, Houston in 2012).

Serra has produced large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban and landscape settings spanning the globe, from Iceland to New Zealand. In addition to the eight-part permanent installation The Matter of Time, conceived for the Guggenheim Bilbao in 2005, Serra presented Promenade for MONUMENTA, Grand Palais, Paris in 2008.