Large Scale Etchings 1981-1990 by Richard Serra at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie

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ZURICH.- On Thursday, 26 August 2010, the art galleries to the left of the river Limmat celebrate the opening of the season with big names and big works. Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie start off with the American artist Richard Serra (b. 1939 San Francisco). In the rooms of g27, six large-format prints from a rarely available edition will be presented to a Zurich audience for the first time. Though his prints are less well known than his steel sculptures, Richard Serra manages to translate the weight and monumentality of his three-dimensional work onto paper. The powerful interplay of statics and dynamics, of balance and proportion that characterises Serra’s steel plate objects, determines also the artist’s graphic work, albeit in a reduced and compacted form that reaches beyond the confines of the paper. Determined by their sheer size, the prints tower above the viewer. Also in two dimensions, Serra’s works appear