List of illustrations

  • View of His Studio
  • Live Animal Habitat
  • Belts
  • Mural
  • Floor Burger
  • Untitled
  • Verb List
  • Installation view of Dan Flavin exhibition
  • Lever
  • Leaning Duets
  • Installation view of seven prop pieces
  • Installation view of seven prop pieces
  • Performance view of Yvonne Rainer's "Trio A" in The Mind is a Muscle
  • One Ton Prop (House of Cards)
  • Hand Catching Lead
  • Doors
  • Trough Pieces
  • Slow Roll: For Philip Glass
  • Richard Serra and Philip Glass
  • Chunk
  • Plinths
  • Template
  • Splashing
  • Casting
  • Richard Serra and Jasper Johns with Splash Piece: Casting
  • Strike: To Roberta and Rudy
  • Cutting Device: Base Plate Measure
  • Shift
  • Circuit
  • Spin Out (For Bob Smithson)
  • Robert Smithson and Richard Serra at Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah
  • St. John's Rotary Arc
  • Sight Point
  • The Hedgehog and the Fox
  • Stacks
  • Clara-Clara
  • Frame
  • Railroad Turnbridge
  • To Encircle Base Plate Hexagram, Right Angles Inverted
  • Bramme für das Ruhrgebiet
  • Snake Eyes and Boxcars
  • Te Tuhirangi Contour
  • East-West/West-East
  • To Lift
  • Torqued Ellipse V
  • Installing "Promenade" at the Grand Palais, Paris
  • Pulitzer Piece: Stepped Elevation, detail
  • Base Plate Deflection: In It, On It
  • Diagram of Base Plate Deflection: In It, On It
  • Tilted Arc
  • Berlin Block (For Charlie Chaplin)
  • Forging of Berlin Block (For Charlie Chaplin)
  • Four Rounds: Equal Weight, Unequal Measure
  • Into and Across
  • Double Torqued Ellipse
  • Bending diagram for Double Torqued Ellipse
  • Bellamy
  • Delineator
  • The Matter of Time
  • Union of the Torus and the Sphere
  • Interior of cupola
  • Inside Out
  • Sequence
  • Band
  • Open Ended
  • 7
  • Promenade
  • Vortex
  • Ramble
  • NJ-1
  • Through
  • Above Below Betwixt Between
  • Every Which Way
  • Silence (For John Cage)
  • Grief and Reason (For Walter)
  • Equal
  • Gravity
  • The Drowned and the Saved
  • Tot
  • Wall of the Six Monoliths, Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Notebook drawing of Machu Picchu
  • Berlin Junction
  • Notre Dame du Haut
  • Santa Maria del Melque, detail of window
  • 2000
  • Wake
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Salk Institute courtyard
  • Sequence, with a viewer inside
  • Statuette of striding warrior
  • Idol
  • The Serpentine
  • Zeus or Poseidon
  • Grande Arabesque, Third Time (First Arabesque Penchée)
  • The Prophet Habakkuk
  • Bronze equestrian statue commemorating Gattamelata
  • Laurentian Library
  • Piazza d'Italia
  • Guitar
  • Corner Counter Relief
  • The Palace at 4 A.M.
  • Project for a Passageway
  • Woman with Her Throat Cut
  • Cube
  • Death's Head
  • Princess X
  • Richard Serra and Donald Judd at Judd's Studio
  • Dismantling of Tilted Arc, Federal Plaza, New York
  • Reading Cones
  • Installing "Through" at the Gagosian Gallery, New York
  • Terminal
  • Richard Serra installing "Measurements of Time/Seeing is Believing"
  • Steel Mill/Stahlwerk
  • T.W.U.
  • Fulcrum
  • Intersection
  • Joe
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~Richard Serra and I met at the Odeon in Lower Manhattan in the early 1980s, back when that restaurant was still a hangout for artists and writers who lived in the neighborhood. I was in my late twenties, Serra only in his mid-forties, but he was well known, and I was intimidated. His reputation as a forceful debater also put me on guard. At the same time, I was...
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~HF: When did you return to New York from Europe?
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~HF: Let’s bear down on some key early works.
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~HF: Was there an internal necessity, once you pulled your sculpture up in the prop pieces, to pull it apart as well?
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~HF: Let’s talk about the prime objects in your work.
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~HF: How did the Torqued Ellipses come about?
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~HF: The Bilbao installation is an overview of a specific language you developed in the torqued pieces, but it’s also a proposition about different relations between objects and passages you’ve elaborated since.
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~HF: There’s a symbolic dimension in some of your work that’s essential to its effect. Yet, in your resistance to narrative and image, you tend to resist those associations.
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~HF: Here’s a paradox: you’ve made sculpture more specific, more powerful, in large part through a critical engagement with other mediums. Apart from your commitment to contemporaneous forms of dance and music, your work has questioned painting (to the extent that it’s pictorial, bound up with the image) on the one hand, and contested...
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~HF: Where did you start, historically, with sculpture? How did you get your bearings with this art?
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~HF: Can you say more about your resistance to image and narrative? Those aspects of art already came under great pressure a century ago with readymades, assemblages, and constructions. Yet you dismissed readymades from the start and you abandoned assemblages early on.
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~HF: Let’s talk about the controversies in your career, as you experienced them at the time and as you see them now. Where do you want to begin?
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~HF: We’ve talked about some contradictions in your work, but let’s bear down on the subject now. I suppose it’s difficult for any of us to see our own clearly.
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~~The authors thank, at Yale University Press, Patricia Fidler, for her enthusiastic response to our proposal, Amy Canonico, for her astute guidance of the manuscript, and Heidi Downey for her benevolent copyediting; in the Serra studio, Trina McKeever, for her expert assistance; and at Princeton, Lee Colón, for her careful...
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