Levitated Mass

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Levitated Mass

2012
Sculpture
Diorite granite and concrete
35 × 456 × 21 2/3 ft. (10.67 × 138.98 × 6.6 m) Weight: 340 Tons
Purchased with funds provided by Jane and Terry Semel, Bobby Kotick, Carole Bayer Sager and Bob Daly, Beth and Joshua Friedman, Steve Tisch Family Foundation, Elaine Wynn, Linda, Bobby, and Brian Daly, Richard Merkin, MD, and the Mohn Family Foundation, and dedicated by LACMA to the memory of Nancy Daly. Transportation made possible by Hanjin Shipping Holdings Co., Ltd. (M.2011.35)
Currently on public view:
Resnick North Lawn MAP IT
Resnick North Lawn

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History

This video shows the transport of the monolith from the quarry in Riverside to LACMA, an event that captivated Los Angeles.

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This video shows the transport of the monolith from the quarry in Riverside to LACMA, an event that captivated Los Angeles.

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Bibliography

  • "Announcements: Michael Heizer." Gagosian (February-April 2014): 133. 
  • Castañeda, Luis M.  2013.  "Doubling time."  Grey Room 51:12-39.
  • Doherty, Claire. Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now). London: Art/Books, in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden, 2015.