Twins: To Tony and Mary Edna1972-1993120 x 480 x 1 7/8 in. two rolled cor-ten steel plates
ProvenancePrivate Collection, California
Inspired by the birth of his twin nephews, Richard Serra conceived the design for Twins in 1972. He wrote about the design, named it after the birth event, and dedicated the sculpture to the parents of the twins, his brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Mary Edna. The actual sculpture was created when the current owner of the piece commissioned Richard Serra to fabricate a site-specific sculpture in 1993. can be seen emerging from the gravel like a monumental megalith. The sculpture consists of two thin, weathered triangular sheets of steel that meet at the small end. Twins can be best described as two pieces that gently meet at the middle and then move away from each other as they expand. It was exhibited in front of the Beverly Hills City Hall and Library in 2015.