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Richard Serra (born 1938) is a renowned American sculptor known for his monumental and innovative works in the realm of minimalism and site-specific art. After studying English literature at the University of California, Berkeley, Serra turned to art and earned his MFA from Yale University. Early in his career, he worked with various materials, but he gained widespread recognition for his large-scale sculptures made from industrial materials like steel. Serra's art is characterized by its physicality, emphasizing the interaction between the viewer and the work. His pieces often challenge traditional perceptions of space and form, creating immersive experiences that encourage contemplation and engagement.


Richard Serra's monumental sculptures have been exhibited in major institutions including two retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. His site-specific installations, such as "Tilted Arc" in Federal Plaza, New York, and "The Matter of Time" in the Guggenheim Bilbao, have left a lasting impact on the public understanding of contemporary sculpture. Serra's work can also be found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Dia Art Foundation, and the Smithsonian, cementing his status as a preeminent figure in the evolution of modern sculptural practice.

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