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American artist Richard Serra was conferred the insignia of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on June 1st by Ambassador of France Gérard Araud. This award pays tribute to Mr. Serra’s extensive collaboration with French art institutions, museums and galleries, keen ability to marry his monumental creations with French urban and natural landscapes, and great contribution to contemporary art. Serra, who “fashions elegant, gargantuan art out of steel” (The New York Times) is known for his lead, rubber, and large-scale steel creations and is one of the most important artists in the modern times. Serra’s works have made a major impact in France, from “Clara-Clara” (1983), two identical steel conical sections inverted relative to each other that were originally installed in the Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, to a 73-ton

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