The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, December 28, 2014


Buchmann Galerie in Berlin presents five large lithographs by artist Richard Serra
Richard Serra, Installation view. Buchmann Box, 2013.
BERLIN.- 5 lithographs by Richard Serra (paper sized up to 133 cm x 205 cm) occupy the entire space in the Buchmann Box.

In 1989, while visiting Item Edition in Paris, Richard Serra discovered a lithography stone that was much bigger than conventional stones in its format and weight. At 190 cm x 136 cm this stone borders on the limits of what the material and the technique can achieve, and Serra was immediately inspired to start working on a series which led to the five sheets presented in this exhibition: Min, Opéra Comique, Père Lachaise, Decisions on the Stone and Rue Ligner. Only very rarely does one have the opportunity to see all five sheets as a complete installation.

For Richard Serra drawing and graphics are linked to and inspired by his sculptural practice. At the same time, however, they possess for him independence and their own intrinsic value. Since the early seventies he has repeatedly returned to exploring the potential of prints, and this discourse has become an important part of his oeuvre.

Just like the size and shape Richard Serra’s sculptures are always associated with their relationship to the viewer and the room, the tension between the individual works is also tangible in these lithographs. The movement in the room creates an ever-changing perspective and relationship with the lithographs and their dense black areas.

Richard Serra has written about this phenomenon: “Black is a property, not a quality. In terms of weight, black is heavier, creates a larger volume, holds itself in a more compressed field. It is comparable to forging.” (Richard Serra, Notes on Drawing, Rizzoli, New York, 1987)

If one considers the enormous power with which paper, stone and ink have been pressed together to create these lithographs then the association with the steel sculptures is evident.

For Richard Serra „... to use black is the clearest way of marking against a white field, no matter whether you use lead or charcoal or paint stick. It is also the clearest way of marking without creating associative meanings. You can cover a surface with black without risking metaphorical and other misreadings. A canvas covered with black remains an extension of drawing in that it is an extension of marking. The use of any other color would be the extension of coloration, with its unavoidable allusions to nature. From Gutenberg on, black has been synonymous with a graphic or print procedure. I am interested in the mechanization of the graphic procedure; I am not interested in the paint-allusion gesture.” (Richard Serra, Notes on Drawing, Rizzoli, New York, 1987)





Today's News

November 13, 2013

Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" sells for $142,405,000 at Christie's

Tutankhamun may have spontaneously combusted: experts who performed a "virtual autopsy"

World's largest vivid orange diamond sold for $31.5 million at Christie's in Geneva

Guillermo Tovar y de Teresa, chronicler of Mexico City, dies at age 57

Paul Kasmin Gallery presents a selection of artworks and artifacts collected by Arman

New World Trade Center deemed tallest United States skyscraper by Council on Tall Buildings

Jewish leaders welcome German action on Nazi-looted art found in Munich apartment

Buchmann Galerie in Berlin presents five large lithographs by artist Richard Serra

Unique and exceptional silver Torah Crown for sale at Bonhams silver sale in London

Sotheby's presents snuff bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part VII

Byzantine Museum in Cyprus welcomes home icons stolen after Turkish invasion

National Maritime Museum secures celebrated Gibson photographic collection of shipwrecks

Phillips and Degroof Financial Company announce an exhibition of selected works from Art Pradier

Whyte's announces a flagship auction of important Irish art

Leslie Hindman's Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction a resounding success

Famous painting lost for decades featured at Bonhams Greek Sale

"Niccolo' Machiavelli: The Prince and its Era 1513-2013" opens in Washington

The Fine Art Society Contemporary presents a group exhibition of twenty young to mid-career artists

Abdel Mohsen exhibits at Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cairo

The Broad MSU announces Associate Curator of Architecture and Design

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



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, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site