Richard Serra

Richard Serra: Torqued Ellipses

September 25, 1997 - June 14, 1998



This project showcases three of the first sculptures completed in a body of work that Richard Serra has spent the past four years devising. Involving new methods of rolling steel, these large-scale sculptures take the shaping of space rather than material as their primary subject.


Artist Biography

Born in San Francisco on November 2, 1939, Richard Serra studied at Yale University between 1961 and 1964, where he received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. He then spent two years traveling in Europe before settling in New York City, where he continues to live and work. In the following year, he began showing in museums and galleries in New York, and since then has exhibited extensively throughout the world, including a 1986 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In addition, Serra has created a number of site-specific sculptures in public and private venues in both North America and Europe.

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