Wednesday, June 27

Levitated Mass Culmination

On Sunday, the big rock officially took its place in a work called Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer. It was the opening of the installation on the LACMA grounds with speeches and a red ribbon cutting. Politicians, philanthropists, curators, art lovers, rock watchers and rock followers were all in attendance and walked the trench that married the rock to become art.  
I want to say this is the culmination of decades of work and waiting, but I hope it is just the beginning of a long history.
Don't worry, I have more pictures.

Monday, June 11

The Rock Revealed.

The drape is gone.
The Rock is revealed.
It's a beauty!

I visited the Rock at LACMA on Sunday morning and was happy to see that the green drape has been removed. There remains the debris that accompanies finishing touches, like drop cloths, piles of decomposed granite, earth-moving equipment and a wagon filled with very large water tanks. There are workmen in white outfits like painters. I was hoping I could see what they were up to but I had to get on with my day.

Landscaping seems to be underway or "land-scraping" maybe. It's barren at this point.

The banner that describes Michael Heizer's project is posted on the construction fence. It looks like it will hold up - only 13 days left to the official opening on June 24!

Something I noticed on LACMA's website
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