Richard Serra (b. 1938)
signed and inscribed 'Machu Picchu R. Serra' (lower right)
oilstick on paper
38 ¼ x 50in. (97 x 127cm.)
Executed in 1980
Galerie Automne, Brussels.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

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Lot Essay

‘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. […] Since black is the densest colour material, it absorbs and dissipates light to a maximum and thereby changes the artificial as well as the natural light in a given room. A black shape can hold its space and place in relation to a larger volume and alter the mass of that volume readily.’
–Richard Serra

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