12 May 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 506,500
Estimate USD 350,000 - USD 450,000
Richard Serra (b. 1939)
Three Lead Coils
overall: 86½ x 86½ x 55 in. (219.7 x 219.7 x 139.7 cm.)
Executed in 1968.
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The distinction between Serra's sculpture and that of Minimalism comes in part out of Serra's rejection of the a priori geometries of the grid. For the grid is an abstract tool describing a space which always begins at a point just in front of the person who views it. The diorama of analytic sensibility, the grid, forever leaves the viewer outside looking in
(R. Krauss, "Sculpture Redrawn," Artforum, May 1972, p. 38).
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne
Galerie Lambert, Milan
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 17 May 2000, lot 26
Turin, Lingotto, American Art: 1930-1970, 1992, p. 316 (illustrated).
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