National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Five Plates, Two Poles Richard Serra (sculptor)
American, born 1939
Five Plates, Two Poles, 1971
hot-rolled steel
overall installed: 243.84 x 548.64 x 701.04 cm (96 x 216 x 276 in.) gross weight: 29281 lb. (13281.774 kg) gross weight (each plate): 5227 lb. (2370.952 kg) gross weight (each pole): 1573 lb. (713.508 kg)
Gift of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
© 2001 Richard Serra
2001.27.1
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From the Tour: Selections from the Modern and Contemporary Collections
Object 8 of 8

Provenance

(Leo Castelli Gallery, New York); Saatchi collection, London; repurchased 1992 by Richard Serra; purchased 22 February 2001 through (Gagosian Gallery, New York) by NGA.[1]

[1] The sculpture was originally conceived and fabricated for the 1971 exhibition Art and Technology at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. For structural reasons, the two pole elements were refabricated in 1985.

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