US Sculptor Richard Serra Wins Top Spanish Arts Prize

MADRID — American avant-garde sculptor Richard Serra, known for his minimalist large-scale works, was Wednesday awarded one of Spain’s highest honours, the Prince of Asturias prize for arts.Serra’s massive “site-specific” sculptures use industrial materials such as lead, steel and concrete. “Richard Serra is regarded as one of the most relevant avant-garde sculptors in the second half of the 20th century, for his innovative vision of incorporating urban spaces in pieces of art that inspire people to reflect,” the Prince of Asturias Foundation said in a statement in announcing the prize.

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