Richard Serra Trip Hammer 1988

Artwork details

Artist
Richard Serra born 1939
Title
Trip Hammer
Date 1988
Medium Steel
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 2743 x 3315 x 1346 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Douglas S. Cramer Foundation 1997
Reference
T07350

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Two sheets of steel are delicately balanced. One stands upright, 2.6 m high and 1.3 m deep, and balances on an edge 5 cm wide. The other rests horizontally on this thin edge, with its only other means of support provided by its minimum contact with the wall. This large, heavy work dominates the space in which in stands, both physically and psychologically through the anxiety it provokes in the viewer.

April 2009

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