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Keith Sonnier, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Morris

Castelli Gallery

Castelli’s first use of its downtown space for screening works on film by Keith Sonnier, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Morris was poorly handled. A total of 16 films were shown, and all were screened on one long wall. Sometimes there were as many as four films going at once, making it impossible to concentrate on a single one for its duration, and occasionally causing a clash of sound tracks, though most of the films were silent.

Surprisingly, not much came out of this show except Richard Serra’s films which have been for the most part reviewed previously in these columns. The two newest ones, Paul Revere and Color-aid were described in the September 1971 Artforum by Serra himself. Color-aid was interesting in that it seemed to shift between being a simple colored light projection and being a film. It consists of sequential close-ups of color-aid swatches interrupted only by

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