Images: Remembering Richard Serra, a world-renowned ‘poet’ of metals

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Richard Serra obituary : The Image Present American artist Richard Serra died this week on the age of 85. Serra was world-renowned for his large-scale steel sculptures.

Images: Remembering Richard Serra, a world-renowned ‘poet’ of metals

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Guests take a look at the art work “The Matter of Time” by US artist Richard Serra throughout the presentation of the “25 Years of the Museum Assortment” exhibition on the twenty fifth anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao within the Spanish Basque metropolis of Bilbao on Oct. 18, 2022. Ander Gillenea/AFP through Getty Photographs conceal caption

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Guests take a look at the art work “The Matter of Time” by US artist Richard Serra throughout the presentation of the “25 Years of the Museum Assortment” exhibition on the twenty fifth anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao within the Spanish Basque metropolis of Bilbao on Oct. 18, 2022.

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Artist Richard Serra, who died Tuesday at 85 at his house on Lengthy Island, was recognized for his monumental steel sculptures.

“I do not assume there are every other artists who labored with the extent of ambition, exactness and imaginative and prescient to create one thing on such an impressive scale that modifications human expertise,” stated Sarah Roberts, head of portray and sculpture on the San Francisco Museum of Fashionable Artwork.

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US sculptor Richard Serra poses beside considered one of his 5 large metal sculptures or partitions of metal, every bit weighing 75 tonnes, on Might 04, 2008 in Paris, two day earlier than the opening of his exhibition throughout the framework of Monumenta exhibition 2008 within the Grand Palais. Oliver Laban-Mattei/AFP through Getty Photographs conceal caption

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US sculptor Richard Serra poses beside considered one of his 5 large metal sculptures or partitions of metal, every bit weighing 75 tonnes, on Might 04, 2008 in Paris, two day earlier than the opening of his exhibition throughout the framework of Monumenta exhibition 2008 within the Grand Palais.

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Serra was born in 1938 in San Francisco. The son of a shipyard pipe-fitter, he grew up watching huge metal tankers come and go. As a younger man he labored in native metal mills to pay for school in California, and went on to review positive artwork at Yale. He moved to New York within the mid-Nineteen Sixties, the place he started making artwork from industrial supplies, particularly steel. “I began as a child within the metal mills,” the artist advised NPR in 1986. “And in some sense I’ve by no means left.”

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This image taken on Nov. 19, 2021 exhibits the “East-West/West-East” sculpture by American artist Richard Serra, in Qatar’s Brouq nature reserve, one hour drive west of the capital. The work consists of 4 metal plates, every over fourteen metres in peak, in the course of the desert. Ammar Abd Rabbo/Qatar Museums/AFP through Getty Imag conceal caption

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This image taken on Nov. 19, 2021 exhibits the “East-West/West-East” sculpture by American artist Richard Serra, in Qatar’s Brouq nature reserve, one hour drive west of the capital. The work consists of 4 metal plates, every over fourteen metres in peak, in the course of the desert.

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Might 8, 2018 the Sculpture “Contour” by the artist Richard Serra within the exterior of the Glenstone Museum. Johannes Schmitt-Tegge/image alliance through Getty Picture conceal caption

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Might 8, 2018 the Sculpture “Contour” by the artist Richard Serra within the exterior of the Glenstone Museum.

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Guests to the Museum of Fashionable Artwork view Richard Serra”u2019s 320-ton sculpture known as Equal in New York Metropolis on March 7, 2020. The sculpture consists of 4 pairs of cast metal blocks, stacked and organized in a sq.. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Photographs conceal caption

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Guests to the Museum of Fashionable Artwork view Richard Serra”u2019s 320-ton sculpture known as Equal in New York Metropolis on March 7, 2020. The sculpture consists of 4 pairs of cast metal blocks, stacked and organized in a sq..

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American sculptor Richard Serra’s “Slat”, a 1984 metal sculpture, is seen after its reinstallation in La Protection, west of Paris, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. Jacques Brinon/AP conceal caption

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American sculptor Richard Serra’s “Slat”, a 1984 metal sculpture, is seen after its reinstallation in La Protection, west of Paris, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008.

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Richard Serra’s ‘Twain’ sculpture stands in Serra Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri on Aug. 10, 2017. Raymond Boyd/Getty Photographs conceal caption

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Richard Serra’s ‘Twain’ sculpture stands in Serra Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri on Aug. 10, 2017.

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Members of the press stroll by way of the sculpture titled “Intersection II” by Richard Serra throughout the press preview Might 29, 2007 on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork, “Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years”. Timothy A. Clary/AFP through Getty Photographs conceal caption

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Members of the press stroll by way of the sculpture titled “Intersection II” by Richard Serra throughout the press preview Might 29, 2007 on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork, “Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years”.

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Richard Serra stands by his newest work on the Menil Assortment, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in Houston. The artwork present, Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective, is the Menil Assortment’s landmark exhibit. Nick de la Torre /Houston Chronicle through Getty Imag conceal caption

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Richard Serra stands by his newest work on the Menil Assortment, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in Houston. The artwork present, Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective, is the Menil Assortment’s landmark exhibit.

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