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Richard Serra Prints Available at Gemini

Richard Serra Prints created at Gemini

Richard Serra has been working with Gemini since 1972. From his first expressive lithograph creations, using a simple flat image, he explored different methods that would enhance a deeper, more articulated relief to his prints, and would increase the sophistication of his screenprints as well as his intaglio techniques.

Gemini was able to assist him on a project as far away as the small island of Vidney,
near Reykjavik. He was working on a topological sculpture and filled many notebooks
with drawings of his ideas. Gemini supplied him with the drawing materials, etching plates and transfer paper that was essential to his needs.

At first, he experimented with smaller 4x6" copperplates, which eventually led to
larger etchings utilizing intaglio construction. Actually, Serra reinvigorated the
traditional etching medium by creating more expressive forms.

Richard Serra's ongoing creativity through the years typifies the importance of the
close relationship and sustained collaboration that Gemini creates with the artist.
It is the unique capacity that Gemini's workshop has, to provide problem-solving
resources that continue to grow along with the artist's expressive needs.

Ellsworth Kelly Print: Untitled (Red), 2005  

Richard Serra Prints Available

Gemini currently has a large selection of Richard Serra prints, original and limited edition prints available for purchase. Please browse our Currently Availability List to view our inventory of signed and numbered Richard Serra prints and original lithographs, etchings, silkscreen prints, and sculptures.

Richard Serra
Stop B S, 2004
1 color lithograph

60" x 51"
Edition of 250

Richard Serra Biography

Richard Serra was born in San Francisco November 2, 1939. From 1957-1961, while working in steel mills to support himself, he studied at UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara...where he received a BA in English literature. From 1961-1964, he attended Yale University where he earned his MFA. While he was studying at Yale, he was trained as a painter, and worked with Josef Albers on his book, "The Interaction of Color" (1963). He would also come in contact throughout the early '60's with such artists as: Philip Guston, Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella.

In 1964, Serra went to Paris on a Yale Traveling Fellowship. Many times during that year, he would frequent the reconstruction of Constance Brancusi's studio at the
Musee National d'Art Moderne. After receiving a Fulbright grant, he was able to spend most of the next year in Florence, Italy as well as traveling through Southern Europe and parts of Northern Africa.

It was in Rome, where he was given his first solo exhibition at Galleria La Salita.
Eventually, that same year, Serra moved to New York, where he acquired an eminent
circle of friends that included: Walter De Maria, Eva Hesse, Carl Andre and Robert

He is known as a minimalist sculptor. Many of his creations are large-scale structures
of geometric design, often meant for outdoor sites. In the early '60's, he tended to work with the industrial materials of steel and lead. However, later in the decade, he made the addition of more nontraditional materials such as fiberglass and rubber. In 1968-70, he introduced a series of Splash pieces, that consisted of splashing or casting molten lead into the junctures between the floor and the wall. Serra was committed to the idea of using quality materials, and committed to the concept that the process is just as important as the final result.

He had his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Leo Castelli Warehouse in
New York. In 1970, he had another solo exhibition that was organized by the Pasadena Art Museum. Then, that same year he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. Serra had much more intrigue for the urban sites of America, than the vast landscapes. In 1970, he installed one of his pieces on a dead-end street in the Bronx. In 1975, he received the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture and in 1985, he traveled to Spain so he could study Mozarabic architecture.

Serra's works are found in private collections throughout the world, as well as in museum collections. He has been honored with solo exhibitions and retrospectives in museums all through the 80's...the Musee National d'Art Moderne of Paris, in 1984; the Museum Haus Lange in Germany, 1985; the Museum of Modern Art, NY, in 1986.

The honors kept coming throughout the 90's...the Bonnefantennmuseum hosted a retrospective of his drawings; in 1991, he won the Wilhem Lehmbruck prize for sculpture in Duisberg; then the following year, another retrospective at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.

In 1993, Serra was elected a fellow of the American Arts and Sciences.1994 bestowed him with two honors. He was awarded the Praemium Imperiale by the Japan Art Association, and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and crafts in Oakland.

Today, Serra continues to produce large-scale steel structures for sites in both the United States and Europe. He and his wife, Clara Weyergraf-Serra, live just outside of New York, and in Nova Scotia.

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