Richard Serra Weight and Measure 1993

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Artist
Richard Serra born 1939
Title
Weight and Measure
Date 1993
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 1710 x 795 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1994
Reference
P20144
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This print is closely related to an installation made by Richard Serra at the Tate Gallery in 1992. Entitled 'Weight and Measure', the work consisted of two blocks of forged steel which were placed in the two central sculpture halls. Serra said, 'The tension of the piece is based on its difference in elevation ... The two forged blocks set up a visual field where the entire space becomes a manifestation of sculpture'. This print, made from two etching plates, explores similar concerns. Like the sculpture, the two massive forms differ slightly in size, while their relationship to each other, and to the edges of the paper, makes the surrounding area a positive element in the composition.

September 2004

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