The Easel

How Richard Serra Shaped the Discourse about Public Art in the 20th Century

Serra remembers watching, as a child, the launching of a large ship. “All the raw material that I needed is contained in the reserve of this memory.” Not surprisingly, his massive steel sculptures are renowned for conveying a sense of presence: “Rather than prompting you to simply observe, Serra makes you constantly renegotiate your relationship to an artwork … How [his] work alters a given site is the issue.”

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