Lot 58
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Richard Serra

Estimate
400,000 - 600,000 USD
Sold
701,000 USD
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Description

  • Richard Serra
  • Alameda Street
  • oilstick on paper

Provenance

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (acquired from the artist, LC #D-148)
Private Collection, Antwerp (acquired from the above in March 1989)
Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp
Private Collection, Paris
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1994

Exhibited

New York, Blum Helman Gallery, Johns, Kelly, Serra, May - June 1982
Chicago, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Large Scale Drawings by Sculptors, January - February 1985
Antwerp, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, The Future of the Object - A Selection of American Art: Minimalism and After, May - July 1990, p. 211, illustrated

Literature

Hans Janssen, ed., Richard Serra: Drawings-Zeichnungen 1969-1990, Bern, 1990, cat. no. 215, pp. 140 and 235, illustrated

Catalogue Note

“Few artists have pushed drawing to such sculptural and even architectural extremes as Richard Serra. He has magnified the medium with immense black shapes that sit directly on the wall, their absorptive darkness forcing the space around them to expand or contract. Using black oil paintstick, he has exaggerated drawing’s physical surface, creating expanses of texture that have the rough tactility of bark, or massing dark, roiled spheres as thick as mud pies.”
Roberta Smith, “Sketches From the Man of Steel,” New York Times, April 14, 2011
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