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  1. Walter De Maria

  2. Early Life • Born in Albany, California on October 1, 1935 • Studied history and art at University of California, Berkeley • Originally trained as a painter but turned to sculpture and other media

  3. Work • Interest in task-oriented, gamelike projects that resulted in viewer-interactive sculptures • Developed after seeing the work of La Monte Young and Simone Forti • Boxes for Meaningless Work

  4. New York • Moved to new York in 1960 • Early sculptures influenced by Dada and other art movements • Eventually worked with other materials like stainless steel and aluminum

  5. Installations • Land art projects • The Lightning Field • Urban works • Vertical Earth Kilometer • The Broken Kilometer

  6. Vertical Earth Kilometer

  7. The Broken Kilometer

  8. New York Earth Room

  9. Interesting Facts • Musician drummer in Primitives • Artist and musician for The Druds

  10. http://accessibleartny.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/lf2.jpghttp://accessibleartny.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/lf2.jpg • http://put.edidomus.it/domus/binaries/imagedata/big_350980_7856_1150.jpg • http://blog.art21.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/de_maria_broken_k.jpg • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_De_Maria

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