This month, two works by sculptor Richard Serra were brought in to the MoMA - all in preparation for “Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years,” a retrospective exhibiting the artists work, opening next month. Below, you can see how several hundred tons of steel are transported in to the museums sculpture garden.


Click here to watch video. NY Mag reports that New York hasn't always accommodated the artist:

In 1981, Serra’s notorious Tilted Arc, a 120-foot steel curve commissioned by the federal government, was installed at Federal Plaza. Workers complained that the sculpture blocked their view and shielded muggers; security personnel said it could serve as a blast wall for terrorist bombs; a judge claimed that it was exacerbating a rat problem. Serra insisted that the sculpture was site-specific and couldn’t be moved. After a public hearing and a legal battle, Tilted Arc was cut up in 1989 and carted off to a warehouse, where it remains.

ArtInfo asks the artist about his upcoming large-scale retrospective, you can learn more about the exhibit, which will run June 3rd through September 10th, here. And if you liked the music in the video, you can find more here.