Richard Serra: Drawings for The courtauld


This display has now been extended and will close on 19 January 2014


Serra Transparency Number 3Richard Serra transparencySerra, Transparency #6

starstarstarstar "An extraordinary, enchanting show" City AM


starstarstarstar "The works...draw you in you in quietly with a dark, overwhelming menace." Time Out


"Serra is a magician of the dark. His necromantic pictures are multilayered and rich in texture." The Guardian


Richard Serra: Drawings for The Courtauld presents twelve of Serra’s most recent drawings, created especially for this installation at The Courtauld Gallery.

Rising to prominence on the New York art scene more than forty years ago, Serra is now celebrated internationally, notably for his groundbreaking sculptures and for his radical approach to drawing.

Serra’s Drawings for The Courtauld are extraordinarily powerful works. Produced using dense black litho crayon on transparent plastic sheets, their forms only just seem to cohere, as if still in the process of creation. Serra’s innovative technique pushes the boundaries of drawing in new directions.


This is an opportunity to see radical new drawings by one of the most important and revered
artists working today.


arrow Sunday Tours

From Cézanne to Serra: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventions

Sunday 22 and 29 September, 2, 6 and 13 October 2013, 15.00 - 15.45

Discover more about the display and our permanent collection in these talks led by Courtauld academic Dr Katie Faulkner.

Free with admission.


arrow Curator's Talk

Wednesday 2 October 2013, 17.00 - 17.45

Join us for a Curator's Talk led by Dr Barnaby Wright, Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art.

Free with admission.


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Images (left to right):

Richard Serra, Courtauld Transparency #3, 2013

Richard Serra, Courtauld Transparency #4, 2013 © Richard Serra

Richard Serra, Courtauld Transparency #6, 2013

All images © Richard Serra

Photograph: Rob McKeever