LACMA’s “Levitated Mass” Making a Corner
Location: Los Angeles, CA
LACMA’s “Levitated Mass” in Rowland Heights, making the turn from Fullerton Rd to Colima Rd in Los Angeles, CA. This is truly “art in transition,” as the 456-foot-long piece of art, constructed on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s campus, moves down the street. The monumental form is by artist Michael Heizer, who conceived of the piece in 1968, but only discovered an appropriate boulder decates later in Riverside County. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times. The artist says the piece speaks to the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of creating arts from massive stones, to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting edge feats of engineering.
We just thought it took a lot to move.