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554
Richard serra
L-1
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
554
Richard serra
L-1
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Richard serra
B. 1938
L-1
oilstick on paper
30 5/8 by 39 3/4 in. 77.8 by 101 cm.
Executed in 2000. 
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Provenance

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
David Zwirner, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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, 14 April 2011, p. C27

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York