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Wake by Richard Serra - Seattle, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 37.035 W 122° 21.352
10T E 548403 N 5273961
Quick Description: Serra's "Wake" features 5 wave-like steel components appear to fishtail through space in Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park. The sculpture weighs 300 tons, and stretches 125 feet. ARTnews magazine cited the price of the sculpture as $5 million.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2007 10:59:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM151K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 129

Long Description:
Richard Serra’s "Wake" is a major draw at Seattle's new Olympic Sculpture Park. The five wave-like steel components appear to fishtail through space, perfectly reflecting the nearness of Puget Sound. Wake is the parks largest permanent installation. In its current configuration, the 300 ton, 5 part steel sculpture, built in 2004, stretches 125 feet and stands alone in the park's "valley," a site that Serra selected for it. He also helped design the surroundings to accommodate his piece.

Serra, who once worked in a steel mill, is one of the worlds preeminent modern sculptors, with work in important museums around the world. He is known for simple forms on a grand scale.

Wake was purchased with funds from Susan and Jeffrey Brotman, Virginia and Bagley Wright, Ann Wyckoff , and the museum's modern-art acquisition fund. ARTnews magazine cited the price of the sculpture as $5 million.
Title: Wake

Artist: Richard Serra

Media (materials) used: Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Olympic Sculpture Park

Date of creation or placement: Created in 2004, Placed in 2006

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