Leo Castelli Gallery, Richard Serra, Room Installation Drawing; Drawings from “Clara-Clara,” Card, 1984. Size: 5.75 x 9 inches.
Serra’s “Clara-Clara,” named after his wife Clara, can be linked with his 1981 sculpture “Tilted Arc” both stylistically and in terms of its fate as public sculpture. Dirk Reinartz’s photograph shows “Clara-Clara” temporarily installed from 1983-84 in Les Tuilleries as part of a Serra retrospective at the Pompidou Center. The city bought the sculpture, placed it in another park before removing it in 1993 when its corten steel surface proved to be an invitation for graffiti and scratched messages.