Noteworthy: Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass delivered to LACMA

Michael Heizer, Offering 1, 3 of 21, 108 x 36 x 4 inches, Variant edition, Die-embossed, dye saturated screenprint, each print has unique coloring and markings

Levitated Mass has arrived at the LACMA campus after months of delay. The sculpture is composed of a 340-ton granite megalith which is placed over a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA’s campus. The negative form is an integral part of the artwork. Heizer conceived of the artwork in 1968, but discovered an appropriate boulder only decades later, in Riverside County, California. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times. 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

Michael Heizer was one of the first artists to work at Durham Press– he has completed several projects with the Press. The Offering Series is a variant edition of 21, it is die-embossed, dye saturated screenprint, each print has unique coloring and markings. Michael specializes in large-scale sculptures and land art. Since the late 1990′s he has been working on City, an enormous complex in the Nevada desert.

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