It took over 40 years for Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass to become a reality. After sketching the idea in 1969, it took decades later for Heizer to find the perfect boulder to become the centerpiece of his work. Weighing 340-tons, the stone is held up by two 456-foot slabs of concrete which allow guests to walk underneath it. Visiting Levitated Mass is free of charge and is expected to remain on display for the next 3,500 years. Better hurry!
Also on display was Chris Burden’s latest piece, Metropolis II. Using 1100 miniature cars and a network of 18 roadways, the installation is a visual and audible commentary on the bustling complex of living in the 21st Century city.
Below, LACMA selections by John Baldessari and prints by Wolfgang Tillmans.
If you’re ever in Culver City, it’s a must that you stop by the new location of Arcana Books. Those looking for hard-to-find publishings in art, design and photography wont find a better place in town. The extensive inventory also includes out-of-print gems such as Aurel Schmidt’s, Maneater and back issues of Japan’s Casa Brutus. Be sure to swing by and when you’re done buying books, grab a pint of Pliny the Elder across the lot at Father’s Office.
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