Texts by Kynaston McShine, Lynne Cooke, John Rajchman, and Benjamin Buchloh
The art of Richard Serra is internationally admired for its powerful material qualities and its searching exploration of the relationship between the work, the viewer, and the site. Indeed, since his emergence in the mid-1960s, Serra is widely understood to have radicalized and extended the very definition of sculpture. Quite simply the most complete view to date of the work of one of the most important artists of the last half-century, Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years offers a detailed visual presentation and documentation of Serra’s entire career, from his early experiments with materials like rubber, neon, and lead to the environmentally scaled steel works of recent years–including three monumental new sculptures created for The Museum of Modern Art’s 2007 retrospective, for which this volume was produced. The book contains major scholarly essays on the artist’s work by Benjamin Buchloh, Lynne Cooke, and John Rajchman, as well as an interview with the artist by Kynaston McShine, the Museum’s Chief Curator at Large.