Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 2:28 31 July 2012

Levitated Mass Is One Heck of a Big Rock

Photo of art installation "Levitated Mass" at LACMA

Michael Heizer’s 340-ton rock is now in place and ready to be enjoyed in the backyard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  The name of this fascinating installation is Levitated Mass.  We took these photos on a private luxury tour of Los Angeles with an emphasis on public art.  Conceived by Heizer decades ago it took much of that time just to find the right rock which eventually turned up in a quarry in Riverside, CA, 105 miles away from LACMA.  The rest of the the effort was in designing a special vehicle to transport the rock all those miles along city streets.

Heizer specializes in a form of expression called Land Art and he, in particular, creates work of immense proportion.  This will surely be clearly seen in Google’s satellite photos.

So now the big rock is here and provides another great Los Angeles high-“gawk” factor sight as well as shade for kids on a hot summer day.

Photo of Levitated Mass installation with kids enjoying its shade

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