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  • Provenance

    Leo Castelli, New York; Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston; Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the preeminent sculptors of our era, Richard Serra (American, b. 1939) has long been acclaimed for his challenging and innovative work, which emphasises 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. Serra has embarked on a magnificent, productive maturity.

  • 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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Vertical Parallelogram

1983
Sanblasted cor-ten steel on steel base.
106.7 x 61 x 61 cm. (42 x 24 x 24 in).
This work is from an edition of three.

Estimate
£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £120,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London