Monday, December 23, 2013

Rust as art in NY

Fiona and I hit the jackpot when it comes to the combination of 3D work, huge pieces of steel and rust.  We got to see 4 pieces of Richard Serra's that were created in 2013 - how lucky can one be to be in NY where these current works are on display and to to be able to see them for free - amazing. We were able to walk around and through these gigantic works in two of the Gagosian Galleries in Chelsea NY; spend as much time with them as we wanted; and at times be almost the only people interacting with them. Below are a few fragment images of the pieces as it was/is impossible to photograph these pieces as a whole - they are huge installations which I imagine will one day be in some huge field.

We walked in and through Inside Out (2013) - beautifully rusting Corten steel.

In and out of seven Plates Six Angles (2013).

Around Grief and Reason (2013)

And in and out of Intervals (2013)

There are times in one's life that the universe just delivers for which I'm really grateful. I know Fiona is also posting on this - that would only give readers two opportunities to lust after rust and maybe see the works from a slightly different perspective.


  1. oh, wow! where was that? or was i so intrigued by the images that i missed that information? will have to go and reread - what a wonderful experience. and i saw too that you found the goldsworthy installation. good stuff you are seeing! had a really terrific day with you both -

  2. Jackpot indeed! I am a Serra fan for sure and these are great shots! Thanks for sharing!

  3. All sounds wonderful love to visit NY but probably never will.
    Have a great Christmas.

  4. alignment is a devine thing B, the universe certainly provided a delight for you. Thanks for sharing the images the works look incredible!

  5. Wonderful photos, exquisite!
    Searching for beauty and find hope
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! Hugs from Spain. Leovi.

  6. Wonderful! Got to see one of his pieces a few years ago. They're mind boggling in their massiveness, aren't they? Definitely will add this to my list to see. I'm so glad you and Fiona are in NY...scouting out the good art. Merry Christmas!

  7. Wow! What an opportunity! So glad you were there at just the right time, Barry.

  8. MJ, SG, P, K, L, J & R - glad to have been able to share those fragments to a bunch of other form and rust lovers. MJ - Gagosian Galleries - not sure how much longer. SG - thanks. P - save the $ for a trip if you can. K - you would love them. L - thanks for comments and hugs from Spain. J - the fact that one can become part of them is mind blowing. R - wow is right. All - go well. B


Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.