The first publication devoted to a new body of sculptures and drawings by one of the most celebrated artists of our time.
This two-volume publication commemorates a trio of exhibitions by the celebrated American artist Richard Serra. Shown simultaneously in 2019 at Gagosian in New York, the three exhibitions presented five new sculptures and more than twenty drawings by the artist, offering a rare opportunity to view these two aspects of Serra's practice together. Here, new photographs of all works, including expansive installation views of the artist's large-scale sculptures, are accompanied by an extensive essay by art historian Julian Rose that provides insight into Serra's work in the context of architecture and its history.
Works featured in the publication include a series of new diptych and triptych drawings; four new works from Serra's Rounds series of forged-steel sculptures, each composed of multiple 50-ton elements of differing diameters and heights; and Reverse Curve, a sculpture measuring 99 feet long and 13 feet high that was originally conceived in 2005 and finally realized for the first time as part of Serra's 2019 exhibitions. The publication's two hardcover volumes, amply illustrated with beautiful tritone and color reproductions, are gathered in a fabric slipcase.