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LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Levitated Mass
5905 Wilshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036


June 24th, 2012 - July 1st, 2012
Opening: 
June 24th, 2012 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
Preliminary sketch for Levitated Mass, Michael HeizerMichael Heizer,
Preliminary sketch for Levitated Mass,
2011, courtesy of the artist ©
© Michael Heizer
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Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA's campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. As with other works by the artist, such as Double Negative (1969), the monumental negative form is key to the experience of the artwork. Heizer conceived of the artwork in 1968, but discovered an appropriate boulder only decades later, in Riverside County, California. Taken whole, Levitated Mass speaks to the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of creating artworks from megalithic stone, to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering.

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