At 72, Richard Serra is a force to be reckoned with. You can still tell that this is a guy who started working in a steel mill at age 16 to earn money for school, and who later started a furniture-moving business, hauling heavy crap up the stairs of walk-ups to fund his art. This is the guy who made videos about catching pieces of lead and holding a hefty chunk of it out straight until his arm gave out. Serra's probably of less than average height and physically compact; he's one of those guys who have done so much physical labor that growing old doesn't make a lot of difference. He could still kick your punk ass in a bar fight, and he's probably... More >>>
Courtesy of the Menil Collection
You can feel the manual labor and energy that goes into Serra's work.