Richard Serra

Richard Serra: Torqued Ellipses

September 25, 1997 - June 14, 1998



This project showcases three of the first sculptures completed in a body of work that Richard Serra has spent the past four years devising. Involving new methods of rolling steel, these large-scale sculptures take the shaping of space rather than material as their primary subject.



Richard Serra: Torqued Ellipses

  • Text by Lynne Cooke, Michael Govan and Mark Taylor

  • ISBN: 9780944521359

  • 80 pages

  • 1997

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The extraordinary installation of the Torqued Ellipses by Richard Serra at Dia from September 25, 1997–June 14, 1998, is captured in this exhibition catalogue. Black and white photos document the ellipses as they are created at a steel mill in Baltimore and transported to and installed at Dia in New York. Photos of the models used for the finished pieces and reproductions of Serra's drawings give insight into the initial conception of the pieces. The interview with the artist by Lynne Cooke and Michael Govan concerns the concept and production of the Torqued Ellipses. Mark Taylor's essay documents Serra's development as a sculptor.

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