Richard SerraTrip Hammer 1988

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Artist
Richard Serra (born 1939)
Title
Trip Hammer
Date 1988
MediumSteel
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 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.

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