We walked to LACMA to catch Michael Heizer’s newest piece, Levitated Mass which was being unveiled over the weekend. This 340-ton piece of granite hangs suspended over a long concrete walkway. It’s a letdown. Three elements detract from the visual experience: the seismically-necessary supports (not present in the original plan) ruin the naturalness of the exhibit, the pathway underneath the rock is much too low and voids the sensation of having such a large mass directly overhead, and the utterly barren surrounding landscape renders the whole area dull.






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