‘Twins’ sculptures to remain on display at Beverly Hills City Hall
The Beverly Hills City Council has extended an agreement with the Gagosian Gallery that will keep two sculptures by artist Richard Serra titled “Twins” on display on the lawn at city hall for another three months.
(photo courtesy of the city of Beverly Hills)
The sculptures are two 10-by-40-foot triangular steel plates weighing 9,000 pounds that are placed near each other. The plates appear to come together in the center.
The Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, which celebrated 20 years on Camden Drive last year, loaned the sculptures to the city in 2015. The council will consider whether to further extend the sculptures’ tenure near city hall after the current agreement expires.
Serra is an American-born artist who frequently works in large-scale sculpture made of sheet metal. “Twins” was conceived in 1972 and created in 1993.
“We are so pleased to provide this loan by the world’s preeminent living sculptor to our beautiful city,” Gagosian Gallery’s director Deb McLeod said when the sculptures were initially loaned to the city. “Richard Serra ‘Twins’ is a deeply engaging and powerful work. Just walk around it to discover how dynamic it is. It sets the bar high for Beverly Hills public art, just where it belongs.”
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