Sunday, March 8, 2015

Michael Heizer in the News

Michael Heizer, The City

If we had all the time in the world to read articles for this class, I would have assigned Michael Kimmelman's "Art's Last, Lonely Cowboy" first published in The New York Times in 2005. The focus is Michael Heizer's The City, one of the largest sculptures ever built at 1.25 miles long and .25 miles wide. As Kimmelman writes, "This is a story about a man, his dream and a railroad. Everything in it is outsize, including the landscape. It's otherwise a familiar Western saga, pitting a brooding, determined loner against big, bad Washington, except that in this case the hero's personality is at least as radioactive as the train barreling toward him."  It is highly recommendable for anyone interested in Heizer's work and those who will be visiting Double Negative in May.

Michael Heizer, The City

On 5th March 2015, The New York Times reported: "Michael Heizer rarely leaves his 'City,' the colossal work of land art he has been constructing with heavy machinery from earth, rock and concrete since 1972 in the Nevada desert, where he lives. But Mr. Heizer, now 70, is to return to the urban fray for his first substantial gallery exhibition of monumental sculpture in more than two decades, opening on May 9 at Gagosian Gallery on West 24th Street in Chelsea and commanding more than 9,000 square feet of floor space." Gagosian states that it will be an "eye opener."

Stay tuned...

Jacinda Russell

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