PRINT February 1973




It appears that there have been a variety of interpretations and misinterpretations of the few remarks I made about Richard Serra’s work in my article “Talking at Pomona,” Artforum, September, 1972. Ordinarily misinterpretation is part of the game of being published, as it is part of the game of being exhibited, but I believe in this situation the misinterpretations are more likely to be unfairly distressing to Serra. I would like to point out that if my piece is read rather than picked through by sentimental intellectual ragpickers it is clear from the context that I did not suggest or intend to suggest that Serra was legally or morally responsible, through incompetence, negligence or malevolence, for the recent death connected with his sculpture. I had no direct knowledge of how the piece fell and I never pretended to have it. Moreover, I was not discussing his moral or legal

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