Richard Serra
Early Work

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of early work by the artist Richard Serra. Dating from 1966 to 1971, the works on view, drawn from museum and private collections, represent the beginning of the artist’s innovative, process-oriented experiments with nontraditional materials, such as vulcanized rubber, neon, and lead, in addition to key early examples of his work in steel. Also featured will be a program of the artist's films from this period.


The interplay of gravity and material that was introduced early in his career set the stage for Serra's ongoing engagement with the spatial and temporal properties of sculpture. This exhibition aims to reconsider the groundbreaking practices and ideas that so firmly situate Serra in the history of 20th Century art.


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Richard Serra

Published to accompany the critically acclaimed exhibition at David Zwirner, Richard Serra: Early Work focuses on work the artist produced between 1966 and 1971. Designed in collaboration with Serra, the publication includes documentary photographs, installation views, stills from his early films, archival texts and reviews, and an essay by Hal Foster. Published by David Zwirner | Steidl


Watch: Serra introduces the publication at The Strand bookstore in New York

Richard Serra
One Ton Prop (House of Cards), 1969
Four (4) plates, each: 48 x 48 x 1 inches (121.9 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm)
Richard Serra
Verb List, 1967
Two (2) sheets, each: 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)