"The conversation started with language," writes Meeka Walsh, "that non-material stuff, literature being Richard Serra’s undergraduate degree . . . Emerson’s essay Self-Reliance from 1841, with its emphasis on independence and nonconformity, was an early guide to which he has adhered since his student days. For the viewer in the presence of Serra’s work, words nevertheless fail. "
In the insightful interview that follows, Serra touches on subjects including his approach to space, the influence of reading, drawing in Brancusi's studio in Paris, and breaking the chain of art history.
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Art in America also named Richard Serra: Sculpture and Drawings among their "Editor’s Picks" in December 2017.
Images: installation view, Richard Serra, Sculpture and Drawings, David Zwirner, New York © 2017 Richard Serra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Cristiano Mascaro.