Richard Serra

Two Plate Prop, 1986

Richard Serra
Two Plate Prop
Dimensions and medium
Hot rolled steel plates, 2 elements : 182.8 × 304.8 × 5 cm; 137.1 × 137.1 × 5 cm
Artwork description
Richard Serra’s minimalist, monumental sculptures maintain a close relationship with their physical environment. Positioned in a corner of the room where two walls meet, Two Plate Prop consists of two steel plates that seemingly precariously balance on each other, in a masterful defiance of the laws of gravity. Part of a series from 1968 titled Prop, this work explores the raw qualities of the material and the possibilities of abstract sculpture, while proposing new ways of perceiving space.

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