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Michael Heizer – North, East, South, West, 1967/2002, installation view, Dia Art Foundation

Michael Heizer’s negative sculpture – North East South West

Who is Michael Heizer? Michael Heizer was born in California in the year 1944. He is a renowned sculptor and environmental artist. Michael draws his early interest in art through the influences of his father’s archeological and grandfather’s geological works that he grew up around. Despite having attended art school shortly, one of his most …

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The story behind Walter de Maria’s impressive Lightning field

Introduction The Lightning Field created by sculptor Walter De Maria is today celebrated as one of the 20th century’s most noteworthy installations of land art. As one of the seminal artists and the founding fathers of land art, Walter De Maria completely revolutionized the way in which audiences perceived art especially during the 1960s, which …

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Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room – What makes it a crowd pleaser?

Who was Walter de Maria? Walter de Maria was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century having participated in four popular movements including installation art, minimalism, land art, and conceptualism. Walter de Maria was an astute artist who drew upon elements of sublime and mathematical absolutes in some of his installations and …

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Alighiero Boetti’s Arazzi – Tapestry made in Pashtunistan

“It would be nice to be two people – one all aware and real, the other all dreamy and unconscious – who go hand in hand, without ever mingling,” – Alighiero Boetti. Biography Childhood Alighiero Boetti was a prominent Italian Conceptual artist and Arte Povera movement member. As he grew up in Turin, Italy where …

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