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.
The NYMOMA catalog for Serra's retrospective in 2008 lists Waxing Arcs as "hot-rolled steel," and other works as "weatherproof steel," ie, Cor-Ten. Is Waxing Arcs Cor-Ten or hot-rolled (or both)? Is the NYMOMA catlog inaccurate? Thanks so much. Rob
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Waxing Arcs is made of corten steel, (possibly hot rolled corten steel). The work currently on display is a second version, but according to our curator of modern art Francesco Stocchi it is not likely that the material has changed from the first to the second version.
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|Material and technique||Corten-steel|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Height 360 cm
Width 1335 cm
Depth 3 cm
|Accession number||BEK 1577 a-b (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede 1980|
|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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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...Bekijk het volledige profiel