Twain by Richard Serra - St. Louis, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 37.632 W 090° 11.735
15S E 744130 N 4279139
Much maligned large scale abstract sculpture in downtown St. Louis.
Waymark Code: WM1TN4
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 07/08/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 104

From City of St. Louis Parks website:

"Serra called his work "Twain" but most St. Louisans refer to it as "The Serra Sculpture."

The seven 40-foot steel panels and one 50-foot slab were put in place in March 1982 under the supervision of the sculptor, Richard Serra. As he directed the installation of the art work, he told the Post-Dispatch, "It's an enclosure. To experience the piece, you must walk through it. You won't know the world after one view. Visually, the only total view will be from one of the high buildings. It is not a solid, high steel wall. It has eight openings. The piece relates to the Arch, to the intersections, to the buildings."

While Serra encouraged everyone to "experience" his sculpture, it is the park employees who maintain the art work who have “experienced” the piece more than any art lover. From cutting the grass, both in the center and outside of the work, to removing the graffiti that accumulates on a regular basis, park employees are the curators of the piece. "
Title: Twain by Richard Serra

Artist: Twain by Richard Serra

Media (materials) used: Cor-Ten Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Gateway Plaza

Date of creation or placement: 1982

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