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Richard Serra (American, b.1939)
LOT ID: 65006
Promenade Notebook Drawing II, 2009

Etching / Engraving, on Lanaquarelle watercolor paper
15.75 х 11.75 in. (40.01 x 29.84 cm.)
Signed, numbered, & dated lower margin in graphite
Edition of 50
Lot description
Richard Serra
Promenade Notebook Drawing II
2009
Print - Etching/Engraving
H - 15.75", W - 11.75"

This is a original etching on Lanaquarelle watercolor paper by artist Richard Serra entitled 'Promenade Notebook Drawing II' from 2009. The etching is hand signed, numbered, & dated in pencil by the artist from the very small edition of only 50 measuring 15-3/4 X 11-3/4" being in flawless condition. The art is beautifully framed in a contemporary matte black gessoed shadow-box frame, recessed and floating on oyster linen matting with a matching inner black fillet. The framed size measures: 24-1/4X20-3/8".

This work posses the heavy, grainy, inky, hand finishing the artist is so well known for along with his solid, linear imagery.

American Minimalist sculptor Richard Serra (B. 1939, San Francisco, CA) is a prominent figure in the contemporary art world, known for his large-scale sculptures created from industrial materials. Born in San Francisco, Serra studied English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. While in school, Serra worked in steel mills to support himself, an experience which prompted his affinity for working with industrial metal. The artist relocated to the East Coast in 1961, to study Fine Art at Yale University. There he worked with Yale faculty Josef Albers on the production of his important and influential manifesto, the ‘Interaction of Color’. During that period (1960s) Serra’s works were process-oriented, and the resultant works expressed the distinct materials and process required to create them.

Since that time, the sculptor’s mature work has grown to a massive scale, and a preference for Cor-Ten steel over softer materials. Many of the later works are also site-specific, and through their placement in the environment, they challenge the viewer’s perception of a specific urban setting.In 2007, the MOMA presented a retrospective on Serra’s work and more recently in 2011, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has done a retrospective on the artist’s drawings.

Select Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Bilbao (Bilbao, SP)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, AU)
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