Richard Serra ( American, 1938 )

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General Description

The weight and density of Cor-Ten steel is emphasized by Richard Serra's massive pieces, which deliberately suggest a sense of ponderous, even dangerous, balance. The effect is both psychological and physical. Simple as the forms of the Dallas Museum of Art's Serra sculpture are, their dramatization of opposing tensions has an ominous power.

Excerpt from

  • Anne Bromberg, Dallas Museum of Art: Selected Works (Dallas, TX: Dallas Museum of Art, 1983), 184.

Web Resources

  • Guggenheim
    Explore Richard Serra's work.

  • YouTube
    See an interview with Richard Serra and Charlie Rose.