Tag Archives: Michael Heizer


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Morning Links: Wes Anderson Edition

SF-based arts writer Kevin Harman is bringing the sixth edition of his self-curated pop-up Wes Anderson-inspired art show to New York. You can see “Bad Dads” at Joseph Gross Gallery beginning in early August. [Vogue]Documenta 2017 will be held in … Read More


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At center are LACMA Director Michael Govan, Michael Heizer (the gentleman with the hat), President Obama, Nevada Senator Harry Reid, and Nevada Congresswoman Dana Titus.REPRESENTATIVE DINA TITUS/TWITTER

Here’s a Photo of President Obama, Michael Heizer, Harry Reid, and Michael Govan Celebrating the Protection of Heizer’s ‘City’

It just doesn’t get better than this. On Friday, as you may have read, President Obama signed a proclamation establishing the Basin and Range National Monument, some 704,000 acres of land in Nevada that includes all sorts of fossils as … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Michael Heizer, Altar 2 installation view, 2015, weathering steel, coated with polyurethane. ©THE ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER: ROBERT MCKEEVER/COURTESY GAGOSIAN GALLERY

‘There’s No Understanding of My Work’: Michael Heizer on His Monumental Art, in 1977

Michael Heizer is known for a body of work that relies on the beauty of his natural materials (rocks, dirt, land itself) and that often verges on near-comical grandiosity with its size and themes. With his latest show, “Altars,” at … Read More


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Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass (2012). 


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Morning Links: Michael Heizer Edition

Art Basel has announced the 74 artists who will contribute to its large-scale show, “Unlimited,” which runs in tandem to the fair and features large works that would not be able to fit in traditional gallery areas. Works by Kader Attia, David Shrigley, Ai … Read More


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Tunisian security forces after the attack.


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Morning Links: Tunisian Terrorist Attack Edition

Yesterday, terrorists killed visitors at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, taking others hostage after attacking the Parliament building nearby. Seven foreign tourists were killed, and French, Italian, British, and Spanish citizens were among the hostages. Two of the terrorists … Read More


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Ugo Rondinone, Human Nature, 2013, on view at Rockefeller Center, New York City, April 23 - June 7, 2013, presented by Nespresso, organized by Tishman Speyer and Public Art Fund. PHOTO: JAMES EWING, COURTESY PUBLIC ART FUND, NY.

The Gentle Giants of Rockefeller Center

Provoking feelings of awe—and awww, Ugo Rondinone’s modern megaliths are among the public artworks redefining the idea of the monumental Read More


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Turning Over a New Leaf

Inspired by the ecological crisis, artists are seeking to connect with nature on a personal level—listening to glaciers, talking to plants, or taking biospheres for a walk. Read More


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Aleksandra Mir’s “spoof on Earth Art and art history” transformed a Dutch beach into a lunar landscape of hills and craters for a day in l999. COURTESY THE ARTIST (2)

Moving Mountains, Walking on Water

As artists like James Turrell and Michael Heizer continue to toil on their massive Earthworks, caretakers of other examples of Land Art are facing questions of conservation, access, and environmental impact. Meanwhile, more ecologically conscious artists have been updating the genre. Read More