RICHARD SERRA | Curve 2

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RICHARD SERRA
Curve 2
signed with the artist's initials
paintstick on paper
38¼ by 50 in. 97.2 by 127 cm.
Executed in 1981.

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PROVENANCE
Blum Helman Gallery, New York
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo
Tes Company Limited, Nagoya
Danese Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
David Zwirner Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above

EXHIBITION
New York, Blum Helman Gallery, Richard Serra: Recent Drawings, February 1981

LITERATURE
Hans Janssen and Jacqueline Rapmund, eds., Richard Serra: Drawings/Zeichnungen 1969-90: Catalogue Raisonné, Bern, 1990, cat. no. 199, p. 233, illustrated

CATALOGUE NOTE
While Richard Serra is best known for his monumental sculptures, the artist created drawings that played a significant role in his body of work during the last forty years of his career.

Using black paintstick, applied in repetitive and vigorous gestures, the drawings illustrate the artist’s exploration of surface texture and new methods of drawing. While the predominant use of black feature a similar intensity of weight and volume as his sculptures, the visibility of his gestures underscore the unique physical and temporal aspects of his practice. These drawings share a similar focus on process with his sculptural work, and form a distinct part of his oeuvre.

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