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Arty Halloween How-To: Rock a “Levitated Mass” Costume

Because the entire art world can’t go as either “Beast Jesus” or a “Binder Full of Women” this Halloween — to say nothing of the terrifying but inevitable hybrid costume “Binder Full of Beast Jeasuses” — ARTINFO will outline the best way to make one topical art world costume every day between now and next Wednesday. We begin on the harder side, with Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass.” (more…)

“Levitated Mass” Rocks LACMA Stats Sheet With 30,000 Visitors in First Week

According to figures released by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Tuesday, Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” — the institution’s new star — was seen by some 30,000 visitors in its first week, June 24-July 1, including approximately 6,250 rock-gazers on opening day (including Jesus Christ). (more…)

Watch the Construction of LACMA’s “Levitated Mass,” From Start to Finish, in 48 Seconds

Did Jesus build Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass”? No, but he was at LACMA for the opening day ceremonies on Sunday. But you might think that nothing short of a miracle could have produced the monumental Land Art installation if it weren’t for this short time-lapse video of the entire construction process. (more…)

Reminder: Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” Officially Starts Levitating at LACMA Sunday

Remember that big rock everybody followed for 11 night in March as it made its torturously slow and roundabout way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to become part of Michael Heizer’s urban Land Art installation “Levitated Mass”? Well, it’s finally ready for its closeup: the massive artwork officially opens on Sunday. (more…)

Following Hammer and Getty Center, LACMA Rejiggers Opening Hours

Last month two of Los Angeles’s largest museums, the Getty Center and UCLA’s Hammer Museum, announced that they would start staying open later. Last night the Los Angeles County Museum of Art bucked the trend, announcing that it will start opening earlier on weekdays. (more…)

Carbonated Mass: How Much Pollution Did LACMA’s Big Rock Generate?

Though IN THE AIR has spent the last two weeks, like most of the art world, cheering a 340-ton boulder on its route from quarry to county museum, the hoopla around LACMA’s $10 million effort to assemble the final piece of Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” has left us with a slightly bitter taste in our mouths — or, to be more accurate, a carbon-y odor in our nostrils. Just how much fuel did the granite megalith’s move require, and how many CO2 emissions did it generate? We got out our solar-powered calculators and crunched the numbers. (more…)

After 11-Day Journey, Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” Lands at LACMA

Very early Saturday morning — well, closer to 8am for those of us on the East Coast — the 340-ton granite boulder that, once installed atop its custom-made trench will be land artist Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” completed its 11-day, 105-mile journey from a quarry east of Los Angeles to the front yard of LACMA. The large rock pulled up outside the museum at around 5am local time, a momentous achievement captured via Twitter (above) and on video (below). (more…)

Has LACMA’s “Levitated Mass” Boulder Become a Meme?

As we continue to monitor (via Twitter) the movements of the 340-ton boulder soon to be known as Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” while it makes its way from a quarry east of Los Angeles to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), it’s becoming apparent that this herculean journey, slow though it may be, is quickly becoming much more than an incredibly elaborate and well-publicized installation. “Levitated Mass” is turning into a meme. (more…)

Following the Movements of “Levitated Mass” on Twitter

Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" begins journey to LACMA

How is it that Michael Heizer’s work-in-progress land art installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) “Levitated Mass” doesn’t have its own Twitter account yet? Oh, wait: @LACMArock. That page and LACMA’s official Twitter account are the best ways for non-West Coasters to follow the 340-ton boulder’s progression from a quarry east of L.A. to its permanent outdoor installation space at the museum, an epic 11-night journey begun last night and already producing some incredible and surreal images (and some video evidence of actual movement!). (more…)