Richard Serra’s “Band” sculpture is something everyone should experience.
The huge scale and sheer mass of his meandering steel ribbon inside this placid room at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum is truly inspiring. At 12 feet high and more than 70 feet long, it took two-and-a-half years to develop, and required the shaping of 200 tons of hot steel down to a single millimeter.
What I love most about it is the incredible deep rust color and lava-like patina. It feels like rough stone, and when you sit inside the hollows, the inverted walls wrap you in a silent cone of sepia. Art that envelopes you…amazing!