Monday, July 22, 2019

Home is a Sculpture Garden, But the Art Doesn't Stop at the Door

Show Us Your Walls
By Hilarie M. Sheets
Louise and Leonard Riggio at their Bridgehampton home with “Untitled” (1986) by Isamu Noguchi.
A 300-ton steel sculpture by Richard Serra snakes across the lawn of Leonard and Louise Riggio’s Tudor-style mansion in Bridgehampton, N.Y. “The Serra has become a landmark here,” Mr. Riggio, executive chairman of Barnes & Noble, said of the Minimalist serpentine structure clearly visible from the road. When people wander onto the grounds to peer up close, he will often come out and invite them to look out back at some two dozen other sculptures integrated into the 12-acre landscape by artists including Isamu Noguchi, Donald Judd, Maya Lin, Walter De Maria and Louise Nevelson — much to the dismay of his wife, who has concerns about privacy. [More]
“Sidewinder” by Richard Serra attracts passers-by to the Riggio front yard.