Wednesday, August 15, 2012
900th Posting: Richard Serra - Shift
Fight for Richard Serra's "Shift" goes on in King Township
"Shift" (1970-72) was originally commissioned by a Toronto art-collector named Roger Davidson. And though Serra went on to become an artist of global renown, over the years "Shift" slowly became something of a secret, known only to area locals and art-historians. That is until recently. The Township of King and the AGO have teamed up to fight to have Serra's out door sculpture saved from destruction by development of the land it sits on. An OMB hearing will be held at 11am - August 13, at Council Chambers, in attempt to have one of Serra's earliest works, designated 'heritage'.
contributor: Maureen Bayliss
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