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Michael Heizer (US, b. Berkeley 1944) Double Negative 1969-70, 24 thousand ton displacement, 2 trenches together are 1,500 feet long, 50 feet deep, and 30 feet wide Virgin River Mesa, Nevada"Un-sculpture“: "There is nothing there, yet it is still a sculpture.“ - Michael Heizer


Michael Heizer, City, begun 1970 - ongoing (photograph 1999), Nevada desert, two miles from the nearest paved road, funded by Dia and Lannon Foundation

it is interesting to build a sculpture that attempts to create an atmosphere of awe heizer
It is interesting to build a sculpture that attempts to create an atmosphere of awe.- Heizer
Teotihuacán, Mexico, between 150 and 450 CECompare Heizer’s City (below). Artist’s father was an archaeologist.

Heizer came up with the idea for City in 1970

when he was in the Yucatan studying the

serpent motif in the ball court at Chichen Itza.

He was 24.

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Michael Heizer, preliminary sketch for Levitated Mass, 2011, LACMA. Installation, March, 2012:


Smithson, A Nonsite: Franklin, New Jersey, summer, 1968wood, limestone, aerial photographs, 16 1/2" x 82" x 110“(right top and bottom) Chalk and Mirror Displacement, 1969, 6 mirrors / chalk from quarry in Oxted, England, each 10"x 5" (overall 10‘)

Robert Smithson (US, 1938-1973) Spiral Jetty, 1970, Great Salt Lake, black rocks, salt crystals, Dia foundation collection
robert smithson left and donald judd right at site of spiral jetty 1970 minimalism post minimalism
Robert Smithson (left) and Donald Judd (right) at site of Spiral Jetty, 1970Minimalism – Post-Minimalism

Nancy Holt (US b. 1938, environmental artist) Sun Tunnels, exterior and interior view (Sunset on the Summer Solstice), 1973-76, Great Basin Desert, Utah; Compare (right): Center for Land Use Interpretation Viewing Area, Nevada, 2006 (commission, Whitney Biennial)


Robert Smithson, Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island (1970/2005) 30-x-90-foot barge landscaped with earth, rocks, and native trees and shrubs, towed by a tugboat around the island of Manhattan, produced by Minetta Brook in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art during Smithson’s 2005 retrospective.(right) Smithson, Study for Floating Island, 1970. pencil on paper. 19″ x 24″


Ana Mendieta (b. Havana, 1948; d. New York,1985), Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants), 1972compare Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair, 1946

Mendieta, Untitled (Death of a Chicken), 1972 compare Hermann Nitsch, Viennese Actionism, First Action, 1962

Carl Andre, Equivalent VIII, 1966

Mendieta, Untitled (People Looking at Blood), 1973


"I am overwhelmed by the feeling of having been cast from the womb (nature).

My art is the way I re-establish the bonds that unite me to the universe."

Mendieta, Untitled (Blood & Feathers), 1974


Walter de Maria (US, b. 1935) The Broken Kilometer, 1979, located at 393 West Broadway in New York City. 500 polished solid brass rods, each measuring two meters (6.5 feet) in length and five centimeters (two inches) in diameter. The 500 rods are placed in five parallel rows of 100 rods each. The sculpture weighs 18 3/4 tons (right) companion piece: De Maria\'s 1977 Vertical Earth Kilometer at Kassel, Germany, a permanently installed earth sculpture, a brass rod of the same diameter, total weight and total length has been inserted 1,000 meters into the ground.


Walter de Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977-present, 141 Wooster Street, NYC, interior earth sculpture, 250 cubic yards of earth, 3,600 square feet of floor space, 22 inch depth of material,Total weight of sculpture: 280,000 lbs


Walter de Maria, The Lightning Field, 1974-77, near Quemado, New Mexico, 400 stainless steel poles, average height 20\' 7 ½" Overall dimensions: 5,280 x 3,300\'


Mario Merz (Italian, 1925-2003) (right) Guggenheim NYC retrospective, 1989, centerpiece: Unreal City,Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Nine, 1989; glass, mirror, metal pipes, twigs, rubber, clay, and clamps, 197 x 504 x 392 in. overall. Arte Povera

Merz, Giap Igloo, 1968

Metal tubes, wire mesh,

neon tubes, dirt, 9’10”


James Turrell, Roden Crater, near Flagstaff, Arizona, in progress since 1980; (right) Roden Crater section plan
"I wanted to use the very fine qualities of light. First of all, moonlight. There\'s a space where you can see your shadow from the light of Venus alone—things like this. I also wanted to gather starlight that was from outside the planetary system, which would be from the sun or reflected off of the moon or a\'ve got this older light that\'s away from the light even of our galaxy. So that is light that would be at least three and a half billion years old. So you\'re gathering light that\'s older than our solar system."

— James Turrell

andy goldsworthy s global cairns
Andy Goldsworthy’s global Cairns

Cairn with clay wall, London - temporary

Roof of NYC Metropolitan MA - temporary

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art - permanent


Goldsworthy’s photographs of art made on his walks in nature of stones, berries, leaves from a highly recommended film on Goldsworthy’s art: Rivers and Tides, DVD 000134 available in the Sac State library. You can get extra credit for watching it.


Christo Javacheff, (Bulgarian-American, b.1935),(top left)Package on Wheelbarrow, 1963, Paris, New RealistChristo & Jeanne Claude (French, b. 1935): (top right) Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95; (bottom left) The Pont Neuf Wrapped, 1975–85; (bottom right) Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980–83.

Christo Javacheff, self-portrait around the time of his escape from Soviet Bulgaria to Vienna then Paris in January of 1957

In all of his interviews the artist insists that his art is a “scream for freedom.”


Christo Javashev, Man Posing, academic study, pencil on paper, 1953-1956, collection Academy of Fine Art Gallery in Sofia; (right top) Christo Javashev, Rural Worker, watercolor, 1956 at the Academy of Fine Art

Soviet Realism, Andrei Milnikov’s Peaceful Fields, won a Stalin prize in 1951


Christo & Jeanne-Claude, The Gates, 7,500 gates, 23 miles of pedestrian walkways in Central Park, NYC, a 20-year project.