Inca, Richard Serra
Richard Serra
Inca
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Richard Serra

Inca, 1989


Dimensions
286.5 x 525.0 cm
Physical Description
Paintstick on handmade paper on tissue
Inventory Number
SG 1271
Acquisition
Acquired in 1990
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

The black paint in Richard Serra’s ‘Inca’ possesses a materiality that is virtually physical in nature. It saturates the paper, lending it an almost sculptural quality. The black mass emanates a sense of immense heaviness which defies quantification. Two surfaces are joined in the lower area of the painting, with a crack opening up between them towards the top to reveal the white ground. In their ponderousness, the different-size surfaces look less like two adjacent painted forms and more like bodies leaning against one another.

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Title
Inca (Original Title)
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Object Type
Physical Description
Paintstick on handmade paper on tissue
Material
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Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1990

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03.09.2019