SFMOMA Gets Richard Serra's Taraval Beach -- A Work That's Built Into a Wall


In 1977, Richard Serra made an unexpected contribution to the Whitney Museum's Biennial exhibition. Instead of his well-known, large-scale steel sculptures, he offered a wall-size abstraction he called an "Installation Drawing." Serra did not pay homage to the Whitney's Upper East Side location, but rather looked to his childhood in San Francisco's Ocean Beach, calling it Tarava1 Beach.


3 years ago

Richard Serra has done some rad stuff. Torqued Elipses is amazing and immediately accessible to any surfer. But this black wall strikes me as not all that interesting.

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