As long as artist Michael Heizer is not granting interviews about his 340-ton boulder, which has achieved celebrity status en route to becoming a museum pieceLINK HERE, LACMA director Michael Govan has served as its de facto spokesman or agent.
Last year Govan met with the LA Times at a Riverside quarry (above) to marvel over the jagged lines and dramatic form of what was at first glance a perfectly generic boulder.
Doug Pray's documentary captures the boulder's journey to LACMA, the museum's sculptural plans, and the artist Michael Heizer. But the film's star is L.A. and residents' reactions to the rock. In the year it has been at the Los Ange... Read Post
Lily Simonson looks at Michael Heizer’s 340 ton sculpture "Levitated Mass," and wonders why relatively few female artists have produced large-scale public works. Read Post