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Richard Serra

Ballast II, 2011

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Lot 40
Etching on Hahnemüle Copperplate Warm White 300gsm paper
30.0 x 23.2 in (76.2 x 59.1 cm)
Edition of 45
Signed, dated, and numbered with publisher's blindstamps and inkstamp on verso


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While Richard Serra is principally known for his work as a minimalist sculptor, the artist has also turned to printmaking throughout his career. Mirroring his sculptural oeuvre, Serra’s two dimensional work carries the same dense physicality and monumental drama. Here, he presents a reductive etching that successfully catalyzes grander ruminations about space, repetition, and materiality.

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About Richard Serra

Richard Serra (American, b. 1939) is a prominent 21st century sculptor, painter, and printmaker. His raw steel sculptures explore the relationship between the artwork, its location, and the viewer. Labyrinth-like, these installations dwarf the viewer with a palpable power, teasing out the inborn tenants of Minimalism by emphasizing the materiality of the medium. His work has been featured in countless exhibitions worldwide, and he won the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture in 1975.