Richard Serra - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Richard Hines Gallery, Seattle
    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
    Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Antwerp
    Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
    Sotheby's, New York, November 18, 1992, lot 239B
    Private Collection, Europe
    Sotheby’s, New York, November 14, 2012, lot 283
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Over de grens: James Lee Byars, Luciano Fabro, Cornelius Rogge, Richard Serra, Ulay/Marina Abramović, Henk Visch, exh. cat., Textielmuseum Tilburg, 1989, n.p. (illustrated)
    Hans Janssen, ed., Richard Serra: Drawings Zeichnungen 1969-1990, Bern, 1989, no. 139, p. 225 (illustrated)

  • 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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From the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago


Left Corner Square to the Floor

paintstick on linen
80 1/2 x 80 1/2 in. (204.5 x 204.5 cm.)
Executed in 1979, this work is accompanied by a photo-certificate signed by the artist.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $150,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 432 and 450 Park Avenue