Re: Richard Serra's

From: Saul Ostrow (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 13 2010 - 08:17:13 PDT

Actually I think there is a film of Serra making the whitney splash piece - but its not by serra -

On 4/13/10 10:56 AM, "Marta Bustillo" <email suppressed> wrote:

That's just what I thought, because I am having real trouble finding it. The title the professor actually gave me for the film was 'Flinging Lead', but I could find nothing with that title, so I did a bit of research, and found references to a film about 'splashing lead', which I thought might be what this professor was looking for. I probably need to ask her to be more specific.

Thanks for the comments, though.


On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Sasha Janerus <email suppressed> wrote:
I think your problem might just be that this film doesn't exist. There's "Hand Catching Lead" and "Hands Scraping [Lead]," but no "Splashing"-- though the photos of this piece are famous. They're dynamic enough (quoting Pollock and Millet) that your prof might've inadvertantly "animated" them. Serra's films and videos are, to my knowledge, always works in themselves, never straightforward documentation. The films are easy to find (youtube, MoMA, video art compilations), as are the photos.

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Marta Bustillo <email suppressed> wrote:
I haven't tried that yet - thanks for the suggestion! Marta

On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 3:39 PM, op <email suppressed> wrote:
I think it was once in the catalogue from MoMA 16mm print.
did u try the Donnell Media Library NY Public Library?

On Mar 24, 2010, at 9:21 AM, Marta Bustillo wrote:

Dear all,

One of our professors is looking for a video of Richard Serra's 'Splashing Lead' film from the late 1960s. Does any of you know if this is available in any format? VDB have some Serra titles in their collection, but seemingly not this one...

Thanks in advance for your help,


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