Richard Serra (San Francisco, 1938) lives and works between New York and Nova Scotia. He is known for his large-scale site specific sculptures, built with industrial materials. He studied English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, during which time he worked at a steel mill to finance his studies. In 1961, he moved to New York, where he studied Fine Arts at Yale University, and was a student of Joseph Albers. In the 80s, his site-specific installation Tilted Arc, installed at Federal Plaza, in Manhattan, was the target of a heated dispute which resulted in the removal and destruction of the piece in 1989.
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