Thursday, September 23, 2010


We’ve mentioned before the profound impression that the physical and psychological weight of Richard Serra sculptures make (a search for ‘serra’ will get most of them for you) and now here is a detailed account of the process of moving one of his works in a public art museum. Over the years there have been a couple of injuries and a death associated with handling Serra’s work. Given its ambition and experimental nature this can't be entirely unexpected, but it's impressive to see the care and precision with which it is treated today.
AG COMMENTS: A bit disappointed to see you trot out the old art kills line. It would be more responsible to note that the incident occurred because the handlers did not follow the instructions to the letter. It is something that has weighed on Serra ever since. Some folk just think they know better...