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Nicolas Niarchos on Richard Serra’s new sculpture, “East-West/West-East,” located in the middle of the western Qatari desert: http://nyr.kr/1nD7HXn

“The plates will go from gray to orange to brown, until they turn a dark amber—approximately the same color, he said, as the Seagram Building, in midtown. ‘How long those pieces will last, nobody knows,’ he said. ‘But I think this piece has a good shelf life.’”

Photograph courtesy of Richard Serra.

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