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This is an original, large scale etching, with heavy grainy inking by artist Richard Serra entitled: 'Untitled' Pl. 12 from from the Paths & Edges series of 2007. The piece is hand signed, numbered and dated in graphite by the artist from the small edition of only 60 being printed on heavy Lanaquarelle watercolor paper.

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.

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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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  • Ships From: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 23.5 x 29.25 in. (59.69 x 74.3 cm.)
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