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Joan Witek on Richard Serra


“I understood that drawing was like writing in another language. I have never felt that drawing per se is inadequate as a device, even though I’m aware of its limitations and conventions. As an activity it is sufficient within itself and as such has nothing to do with any other mental or physical activity. It is the most conscious space in which I work. Drawing gives me an immediate return for my effort and the result is commensurate with my involvement. The give and take is instantaneous.”

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Kathleen McEvily on Richard Serra





The drawings on paper are mostly studies made after a sculpture has been completed. They are the result of trying to assess and define what surprises me in sculpture, what I could not understand before a work was built.

Richard Serra

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