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Walter De Maria Related Press

Walter De Maria: Truck Trilogy Related Press Walter De Maria: Truck Trilogy 1 November 2019, Gagosian Quarterly

An endless country traversed by telegraph poles, straight roads, and now and then a solitary car–or, actually more likely, a light pickup truck, slowly burrowing its way through the landscape toward the vanishing point. And if it were up to me, that truck would be an early-1950s Chevrolet Advance Design 3100. The 1950s were when the pickup truck...

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How Walter De Maria turned the Earth into an art work Related Press How Walter De Maria turned the Earth into an art work 22 April 2019, Dazed

As one of the founding fathers of the 1960s land art movement, Walter De Maria is renowned for his monumental installations dealing with matters of time and space on a grand scale. Despite his reputation as one of the greats, Walter De Maria was a notoriously private man. A reserved individual, he steadfastly avoided interviews and gallery...

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Yelp and TripAdvisor Critics Take on Walter De Maria Related Press Yelp and TripAdvisor Critics Take on Walter De Maria 4 October 2017, Hyperallergic

When artist, sculptor, and musician Walter De Maria died in 2013, he left one of his works unfinished. Titled Truck Trilogy, it features three Chevrolet pickup trucks with three erect steel rods standing in their flatbeds. Each of the highly polished rods is slightly different — either circular, square, or triangular. The installation...

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A Documentary Mines the Stories of Three Pioneers of Land Art Related Press A Documentary Mines the Stories of Three Pioneers of Land Art 28 September 2015, Hyperallergic

They displaced thousands of pounds of earth, broke down mountains, rejected art galleries and dealers, and carefully constructed mythologies around their art and lives. The land artists of the late 1960s and early '70s have long been romanticized as cowboys who used their bare hands and raw physical force to create monumental art in extreme...

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Walter De Maria, Artist on Grand Scale, Dies at 77 Related Press Walter De Maria, Artist on Grand Scale, Dies at 77 26 July 2013, The New York Times

Walter De Maria, a reclusive American sculptor whose multifaceted achievement and sly Dadaist humor helped give rise to earthworks, Conceptual Art and Minimal art, on an often monumental scale, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 77 and lived in New York. Mr. De Maria went to California two months ago to celebrate his mother's 100th birthday...

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