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  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 1546

  • Catalogue Essay

    Intaglio Construction is a process employed by Richard Serra in his Hreppholar series of 1991 (47.60 - 47.67). The process required that the intaglio plate be deeply etched in order to create texture and therefore retain a large quantity of ink. Next, in order to fulfill the artist's desire to give the prints more mass, paper heavier than the support sheet was cut to the shape of the image area. Edges of this sheet were shaved for a smooth transition. The entire assembly was finally run through the press while printing and lamination were simultaneously taking place.

  • 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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Vesturey I

1991
Intaglio Construction, on Meirat Velasquez paper, the full sheet.
S. 71 1/4 x 35 1/4 in. (181 x 89.5 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 14/35 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamp), framed.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $15,000

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New York Auction 26 October 2016