What a Hunk!

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The grounds of LACMA. A large bit of the desert transported to the city, Levitated Mass, by artist Michael Heizer is a 21.5-foot tall, 340-ton granite megalith. It rests atop two plinths that look too short to support it. But apparently they do. Still we didn’t linger under it, having approached the hunk along a 456-foot-long, slanted granite pathway, a 15-foot graduated decent. Cost $10 million in private donations to move it from a quarry in Riverside, CA, and install it. The LA sun and shadows and palm trees create the more artistic angles. Read more about the 11 day, circuitous journey from quarry to campus:


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