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Richard Serra Drawings: James Lawrence and Phong H. Bui

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1pm est

As part of the Brooklyn Rail’s online series New Social Environment, James Lawrence joins the journal’s publisher and artistic director Phong H. Bui for a conversation about Richard Serra’s drawing practice, as well as his exhibition Transmitter, currently on view at Gagosian, Le Bourget. In these daily lunchtime Zoom conversations, invited artists, writers, filmmakers, and poets discuss creative life in the context of our new social reality with Brooklyn Rail staff. The talk will conclude with a reading by Micah Ballard from the fiftieth-anniversary expanded edition of Diane di Prima’s Revolutionary Letters. To join the online event, register at brooklynrail.org.

Richard Serra, Hangar Drawing #13, 2021 © 2021 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Richard Serra, Hangar Drawing #13, 2021 © 2021 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Installation view, Walton Ford, Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York, March 11–April 23, 2022. Artwork © Walton Ford. Photo: Rob McKeever

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