Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Big Beauty. Heart of Iron.

Click image to enlarge. Photo by blogger Jamm

Don't you wonder how the huge metal sculptures are installed? I saw several Richard Serra sculptures at DIA a year ago. I fell in love with them and wandered in and out of them for quite some time. The beauty of the rotund pieces was exhilarating. Now two of them have moved to MoMA in New York.

Richard Serra's Torqued Elipse IV (1998) and Intersection II (1992) were installed in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art in preparation for Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years (June 3 - September 10, 2007).This YouTube video captures the installation of the two pieces over a 24 hour period. Notice people kind of pushing them around to get them in the proper position! It looks pretty simple, if you have a ten ton crane.

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