Stanford, 24 June 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Three weeks from now, a monumental sculpture by Richard Serra will be exhibited at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The piece is on loan from the Doris and Don Fisher Collection.
The sculpture will be displayed until the inauguration of the Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 2016. The contoured steel work, entitled Séquence, is 67 feet long, 42 feet wide, 13 feet high and weighs over 200 tons. It is considered one of Serra’s most important artworks and will be displayed outdoors for the first time since its completion in 2006.
Séquence was previously shown at “Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years”, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2007 and Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 2008 to 2011. The transportation of the sculpture from LA to Stanford University required a dozen of trucks as well as a crane. Séquence is made of two intertwined “eights”, in which spectators can move about.
The piece is to be displayed at the Cantor Arts Center before the end of July. The exhibition will also feature forty modern artworks by artists including Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Charles Ginniver, Andy Goldsworthy, Jacques Lipschitz, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Beverly Pepper and George Segal.