Richard Serra - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Danese, New York
    Private Collection, Miami (acquired from the above)

  • Exhibited

    New York, Danese, Works on Paper I, January 7 - February 6, 2010

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The reason for working the surfaces several times has to do with my need to locate myself in the space. It’s my way of keeping track of how my sense of the space functions. Working has its own spatial dimensions" Richard Serra

  • Artist Biography

    Richard Serra

    American • 1938

    Richard Serra is an American artist commonly associated with Minimalism and the Process Art movement. Though perhaps best known for his monumental works made from industrial steel, Serra has also worked extensively in painting and printmaking. After attending the University of California, Berkeley, he earned his MFA from Yale, where he became friends and collaborators with classmates such as Frank Stella, Chuck Close and Nancy Graves, to whom Serra was married for five years. Later working in New York, Serra was inspired by Minimalist contemporaries such as Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt, who valued the work of creation more than the finished artwork itself.

    Serra’s work is installed permanently at the Guggenheim Bilbao, and can also be found in the collections of Dia:Beacon, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Tate, London.

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Stratum G

oilstick on paper
19 1/2 x 30 in. (49.5 x 76.2 cm.)
Executed in 2006.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $218,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 May 2017