Friday, June 5, 2015

Contemporary Art: The Sheer Beauty Of Raw Power - Richard Serra @ David Zwirner, New York

(Drivebycuriosity) - I am fascinated by Richard Serra, one of the most important contemporary artists (wikipedia). I indulge into his often massive works which display the sheer beauty of raw power.

David Zwirner, one of the leading galleries of the world, has now a Serra exhibition @ their Manhattan dependance on 537 West 20th Street (through July 24, 2015 davidzwirner). The show is called "Equal" and dated 2015. There you could see  8 identical blocks of forged weatherproof steel, each: 60 x 66 x 72 inches (152,4 x 167,6 x 182,9 cm). These cubes are installed in 4 stacks: 2 blocks each, each stack: 11 feet (3,4m) high.

As usual I made a lot of pictures to give an impression, including some detail shots. But as usual the original is much better. Anyway: let the pics speak for themselves.

                                                             Rhapsody In Steel

                                       How Did He Make That?

                                                                 Serra On Canvas

On the second floor you can find more works by Serra. These paintings are part of a group show, called  selections from "The Kramarsky Collection" (through  June 20, 2015 davidzwirner). Above this paragraph you can see the painting "Black tracks" (and a detail of it).

Both shows are definetely worth a visit - and the architecture of the building has her own beauty.


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