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Richard Serra

[American Minimalist Sculptor, born in 1939]

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Original works by Richard Serra available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteColby College Museum of Art, Maine
Clara Clara I, 1985

Notable SiteColby College Museum of Art, Maine
4-5-6, 2000

Notable SiteColby College Museum of Art, Maine
Reykjavik, 1991

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Bilbao, Spain   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 14 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteRichard Serra at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Artist page from the Whitney Biennial 2006

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Kitty Hawk, 1983

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Two Cuts

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
Model for" A vertical piece"

Bonnefanten Museum, Netherlands
(to switch to English, click "english" at the top of the page)
The Hours of the Day, 1990

Broad Art Foundation

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Netherlands
Click "works in collection"

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "S"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Cape Breton Prop

Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Waxing Arcs

Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park at Florida International University, Miami

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Keep clicking "next image" for several more works by Richard Serra

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri
Works by Serra can be viewed in several of the rooms

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri
Mini-site for a 2005 exhibition - Brancusi and Serra: In Dialogue

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri
Click "Index of Artists" for 2 works by Richard Serra

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Seattle Art Museum

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Sight Point (Dedicated to Leo Castelli), 1972-75

Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Schunnemunk Fork, 1990-91

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Five Plates, Two Poles, 1971

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Richard Serra  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Art + Auction Magazine
Artist Dossier: Richard Serra

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
Wake, 2003

Named as one of "The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists"

Frieze Magazine
"Justified and Ancient"

Frieze Magazine
"Harald Szeemann, 1933-2005", a remembrance by Richard Serra and Hans Ulrich Obrist

New Media Encyclopedia
A project sponsored by several museums of contemporary art

New York Magazine
"Buona Serra", 2007 article by Jerry Saltz

The Brooklyn Rail
Interview with the artist

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Larger than life", 2008 article by Adrian Searle

The New Yorker
"Richard Serra retrospective at MOMA", 2007 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Village Voice
"Circus Maximus", 1999 article by Jerry Saltz

Profile from art:21 - Art in the 21st Century

Video selection from EGG: the arts show

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Late Shift

The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
About a half-dozen shows interviewing and discussing Richard Serra

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Art podcast: Adrian Searle discusses Richard Serra's Promenade (2008)

Video Data Bank: Video Art and Video Artists
Click on the videocamera icon to launch video (videos are fairly small)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Tilted Arc Controversy: Dangerous Precedent?

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Richard Serra

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Richard Serra: Sculpture 1985-1998

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Richard Serra: Prints: Catalogue Raisonne 1

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Stephan Erfurt & Richard Serra: Weight and Measure


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