The Form of Ideas | Contemporary Art Online

The Form of Ideas | Contemporary Art Online

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March 8, 05:06 PM GMT


6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details


The Form of Ideas: Conceptual Art from A Distinguished California Collection




signed, dated 87' and numbered 13/30

screenprint, paintstick on Arches Cover

Sheet: 49½ by 57 in. (125.7 by 144.8 cm.)

Framed: 50⅞ by 58⅜ in. (129.2 by 148.3 cm.)

Executed in 1987, this work is number 13 from an edition of 30, plus 10 artist's proofs, 1 right to print, 1 special proof and 2 gemini impressions.

While a majority of sculptors practice drawing in service of their sculptures, that is not the case with Serra. His works on paper are not simply studies that will ultimately be converted into sculptural pieces, but exist on their own right for their own sake. They involve a heavy accumulation of black oil paintstick on paper, in which Serra uses the absence of oil to the same degree that he applies it.