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Richard Serra's East-West/West-East Rises in the Qatari Desert

Richard Serra's East-West/West-East Rises in the Qatari Desert
Richard Serra's East-West/West-East Rises in the Qatari Desert , “East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido

A new sculpture has risen in the desert of Qatar: “East-West/West-East,” Richard Serra's second public commission by the Gulf nation. Sited in a barren landscape that was suggested by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the former Emir, the installation is comprised of four steel plates incrementally placed and standing perpendicular to the ground.

Much like Serra's first Qatari sculpture - "7" in Doha - the German rolled steel structure will oxidize, changing from gray to orange and eventually a dark amber, much like the Seagram Building in midtown, said Serra in an interview with The New Yorker. The artist hopes it will become a landmark within the country.

A selection of images from architecture photographer Nelson Garrido, after the break.

“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido “East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido “East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido “East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido + 12

“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Richard Serra's East-West/West-East Rises in the Qatari Desert " 30 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/626191/richard-serra-s-east-west-west-east-rises-in-the-qatari-desert/> ISSN 0719-8884
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“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido

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