The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 27, 2015

Large Scale Etchings by Richard Serra at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie
Richard Serra, “Back to Black“, 1981, 1-color Lithograph. Arches Cover paper, 133,3 x 157,5 cm. Signed and numbered 19/20 © 1981 Richard Serra and Gemini G.E.L.
ZURICH.- On Thursday, 26 August 2010, the art galleries to the left of the river Limmat celebrate the opening of the season with big names and big works. Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie start off with the American artist Richard Serra (b. 1939 San Francisco). In the rooms of g27, six large-format prints from a rarely available edition will be presented to a Zurich audience for the first time.

Though his prints are less well known than his steel sculptures, Richard Serra manages to translate the weight and monumentality of his three-dimensional work onto paper. The powerful interplay of statics and dynamics, of balance and proportion that characterises Serra's steel plate objects, determines also the artist's graphic work, albeit in a reduced and compacted form that reaches beyond the confines of the paper.

Determined by their sheer size, the prints tower above the viewer. Also in two dimensions, Serra's works appear monumental, thereby encouraging a personal contemplation on perception. The exhibited work 'Back to Black', for instance, reveals traceable signs of its creation. Richard Serra reflects lightness in weight and weight in lightness.

Printing enables the artist to analyse the relation between his massive sculptures and the space they claim. The resulting works represent studies frequently made after the completion of the respective three-dimensional object and form an enquiry into its individual nature and the questions that arose during its creation. The artist's interest lies in the process underlying the actual making of a print, the technique and the qualities of the materials, rather than in the actual possibility of reproduction. Richard Serra compares printing with 'alchemy'.

The link between Serra's prints and his sculptural work is undeniable. Far from being merely of marginal importance, as frequently assumed, they constitute an integral part within his artistic work.

The first viewing of these special prints in Zurich finally closes a gap for collectors, connoisseurs and art lovers. This presentation enables a new approach to the work of one of the most well-known sculptors in steel - a true discovery.

Biography: Richard Serra (*1939, in San Francisco, USA) studied at the University of California in Berkeley. In 1961 he graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a BA in English literature. Three years later he graduated from Yale University with both a BFA and a MFA. For his artistic works he has been awarded the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture (1975), the Praemium Imperiale by the Japan Art Association (1994), and Order Pour le mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste (2002). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, has shown two career retrospectives, in 1986 and 2007. Serras works has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions in museums like the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, among many others. Richard Serra lives today in New York and Nova Scotia.

Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie | Richard Serra | Zurich |

Today's News

August 24, 2010

Eli Broad Picks Downtown Los Angeles Site for Art Museum to Showcase His Collection

Newseum in Washington Retells Katrina Story 5 Years Later

Exceptional Bronzes, Sculpture and Paintings Lead Christie's Sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art

Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archeological Plunder and Obsession

PBS Launches New "PBS Arts" Site to Expand Arts Content

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art at Sotheby's

Major International Art Project to Bring Dialogue Between the UK and Turkey

Haus Konstruktiv Celebrates 100-Year-Long History of Concrete, Constructivist and Conceptual Art

Group Representing Ansel Adams Sues Over Garage Sale Negatives

Egypt Culture Chief, Farouk Hosni, Sleepless Over Van Gogh Theft

Painting by Egon Schiele Stolen by Nazis Back in Austrian Museum

Empire State Building Cries Foul Over Proposed Rival Nearby

Spy Museum Adds Another Former Spy to Staff in Washington DC

Apply Yourself to Impressionist Gardens with New iPhone App

Large Scale Etchings by Richard Serra at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie

The Whitney to Present Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time

Storm Knocks Down Monumental Tree that Cheered Anne Frank

Acropolis Open for Full Moon as Pay Dispute Solved

Who Shot Rock and Roll Ends Nation-Wide Tour at the Columbia Museum of Art

Trial Date Set in Associated Press-Shepard Fairey Dispute in NYC

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas to Feature First Romero Britto Store at Sea

San Jose Museum Opens First Museum Survey Devoted to Work of Leo Villareal

Asian Art Dealers New York Announce Exciting Fall Schedule of Exhibitions

Sotheby's London to Hold First-Ever Sale of Chimneypieces

100% Success in Gstaad: Entire Peter F. Baumberger Motor Car Collection Sold by Bonhams

Harn Museum of Art Receives $4.2 Million Collection of Asian Art

Sotheby's Hong Kong To Offer The Bordeaux Collection from SK Networks

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

2.- Israel accidentally finds ancient mosaic that served as pavement for a courtyard in a villa

3.- The address of Johannes Vermeer's the Little Street discovered by Rijksmuseum curator

4.- The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats that root out unwanted guests: Rodents

5.- Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

6.- 17th century letters at Museum of Communication reveal refugees 'sense of loss'

7.- New museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin opens in Zhejiang Province, China

8.- Who are the most prolific art collectors in the US today?

9.- Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

10.- "The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

Related Stories

Large Scale Etchings 1981-1990 by Richard Serra at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful