Item description for Richard Serra/Dirk Reinartz: Te Tuhirangi Contour by Richard Serra & Dirk Reinartz...
Located on the Kaipara harbor in New Zealand, 30 miles north of Auckland, Te Tuhirangi Contour is one of Richard Serra's latest site-specific works. The site is a vast open grass pasture with rolling elevations and curvilinear contours. The sculpture, made of hundreds of tons of steel, is located on one continuous contour, at a length of 843 feet. The particular contour was chosen for its location, differentiation, contraction and expansion in relation to the total volume of the landscape, and the elevation of the sculpture is perpendicular to the fall of the land, which generates its lean of 11 degrees. The work was first mocked-up full scale in wood to determine height and length. Serra's monumental sculpture is documented here in Dirk Reinartz's elegant black-and-white photography.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9.25" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Nov 2, 2004
ISBN 3865210147 ISBN13 9783865210142
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More About Richard Serra & Dirk Reinartz
Richard Serra was born in San Francisco in 1939. While in college, he supported himself by working in steel mills. His work, which stems from minimalist beginnings in the 60s and has been exhibited and permanently installed around the world, is famous for a physicality compounded by breathtaking size and weight. Serra lives in New York and Nova Scotia.