Born in 1939, Richard Serra is best known for his minimalist works and monumental sculptures. Working across a range of mediums, including steel, graphite, paintstick, and even rubber, Serra's practice revolves around intense attention to materiality. His steel sculptures, featured in Dia: Beacon, tower above the visitor, and forces him or her to weave through the torque ellipses in often-dizzying ways. These sculptures reveal the attention to proportion, interaction, and experience of his works, and the exploration of the physical properties of steel itself. Many of these principles are also translated across his drawings, and other two-dimensional works. A graduate of the MFA at Yale School of Art, his works are collected by institutions such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tate London, and others.
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