Richard Serra has been awarded a J. Paul Getty Medal for his contribution to the practice, understanding, and support of the arts. “His monumental works have not only transformed the landscapes in which they are placed,” said James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, which established the award in 2013, "they also transform our ideas about sculpture itself." The award was presented to Serra and fellow 2018 winners Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Agnes Gund, who is president emerita of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, at a dinner at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on September 24.
The news was announced in Artforum.
Image: Richard Serra at Henrichshütte Hattingen Foundry, Germany, overseeing the forging of Weight and Measure (1992)