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Waxing Arcs

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The monumental work 'Waxing Arcs' was created specially for this space in 1980 by the American Minimalist artist Richard Serra. The freestanding steel walls are identical in form and length. This does not initially appear to be the case because one arc encloses a corner, whilst the other cuts into the space.

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Title Waxing Arcs
Material and technique Corten-steel
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is on view in room B
Dimensions Height 360 cm
Width 1335 cm
Depth 3 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Richard Serra
Accession number BEK 1577 a-b (MK)
Credits Aankoop Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede. In permanent bruikleen van de Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, 1980
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1980
Creation date in 1980, uitvoering tweede versie 1999
Age artist About 41 years old
Collector Collector / W. van Rede
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Geographical origin The United States of America > North America > America

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Richard Serra

San Francisco 1938

Richard Serra started his career as sculptor with works in rubber and neon, molten lead sculptures, film and video. Since 1970 he has produced large geometric...

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