Contemporaneous Extension


Two Old Guys Walk Into a Huge, Steel Oval…

I’m working on a review of Richard Serra’s current drawing show up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Naturally, Charlie Rose did a stellar (yet brief) interview with him yesterday that is worth sharing. If you take nothing else from this lecture, dear readers, take this one line:

“…great artists make up their own tools and make up their own procedures.”

Check it out here.

Richard Serra, 'Blank,' 1978, Paintstick on Belgian linen; 2 parts, each 10 ft. 1/4 in. x 10 ft. 1/4 in.

Richard Serra, 'Blank,' 1978, Paintstick on Belgian linen; 2 parts, each 10 ft. 1/4 in. x 10 ft. 1/4 in.

Richard Serra, 'Untitled,' 1972, Charcoal on paper; 29 3/4 x 41 1/2 in.

Richard Serra, 'Untitled,' 1972, Charcoal on paper; 29 3/4 x 41 1/2 in.

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