"One Ton Prop (House of Cards)" (1969)

"One Ton Prop (House of Cards)," 1969
Lead antimony, four plates, each 48 x 48 x 1 inch The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of the Grinstein Family
Photo by Peter Moore
Courtesy the Artist

"I think working in steel mills gave me a whole notion of how to use steel in a way that it hadn't been used before...I could use it in a way that it hadn't been used in sculpture up to that point. So I had a certain freedom to move right in to it, and use it in ways that the Industrial Revolution had used it."

- Richard Serra