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ever been lost in a maze as a kid? see Richard Serra’s new art at the Gagosian Gallery, in London- you can get lost in his art!

The American sculptor, who will be 70 next year, has been wrestling with steel since he was 17. In those days, he was working in the steel mills of California, his home state. When he began to produce work of his own, he was classified as a minimalist. Not any more. As the years have gone by, Serra’s brutishly engaging steel sculptures have grown bigger and bigger.

The three large pieces that stand at the centre of his new show at the vast Gagosian Gallery in London must have been very hard to move- a logistics art in itself. Once, a man died when a Serra fell on him.

See here for a great interview with the man.

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