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Plate Prop Roll

Plate Prop Roll

1969

Richard Serra

(American, b. 1938)

Lead

Roll: 147.3 x 9 cm (58 x 3 9/16 in.); Flat plate: 116.8 x 121.9 x 1.9 cm (46 x 48 x 3/4 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Agnes Gund 1991.214

Description

A lead plate, bent at a 45-degree angle, leans against the wall and supports the weight of a tightly rolled tube. Serra preferred lead for its suggestion of heavy industry, its softness, and its lack of sheen. The downward pull of gravity and the simple logic of the engineering keep the metal in place and emphasize the weight and density of Serra’s chosen material. Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Agnes Gund 1991.214

See also
Collection: 
CONTEMP - Sculpture
Department: 
Contemporary Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Lead

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