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Photo of Michael Heizer by Simon Norfolk/NB Pictures. It appeared in The New York Times Magazine accompanying a 2004 article by Michael Kimmelman entitled "Art's Last, Lonely Cowboy." The original article is available at The New York Times. This photo appears via an "inline link" and exists only on the server space of The New York Times.
Online at: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/06/magazine/06HEIZER.html


biography

Quote by Michael Heizer from: David Bourdon, "Art...He Makes the Earth Move," Vogue (August 1985), p. 75, qtd. in Germano Celant, Michael Heizer (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 1997), p. 62.

Photo of Michael Heizer from The Lansing City Pulse. The original, attributed to Xavier Fourcade, Inc., is from the 1979 book Michael Heizer published by the Museum Folkwang, Essen (Germany), and the Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo (Netherlands). This photo appears via an "inline link" and exists only on the server space of The Lansing City Pulse.
Online at: http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/031112/031112tet.html


biography

Quote by Michael Heizer from: Douglas C. McGill, "Illinois Project to Turn Mined Land into Sculpture," The New York Times (3 Jun 1985), p. C17, qtd. in Germano Celant, Michael Heizer (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 1997), p. 62.

Photo of Adjacent, Against, Upon by D. and L. Wilson. Used with express permission.

Adjacent, Against, Upon is located at Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle, WA. It is owned by the City of Seattle.

Photo of North, East, South, West 2 by Nick Tarasen.

North, East, South, West 2 is at the Citigroup Center (formerly the Wells Fargo Building), 444 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA. It was commissioned by the Rockefeller Development Corporation and is owned by the Pacific Freeholds and Lehndorff Flower Joint Venture, Los Angeles, CA.


double negative

Quote by Michael Heizer from: Julia Brown, Michael Heizer: Sculpture in Reverse (Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1984), p. 16.

Photos of Double Negative by Nick Tarasen.

Photo of Double Negative from above from TerraServer USA. Imagery on TerraServer USA provided by the United States Geological Survey.
Online at: http://www.terraserver-usa.com

Map of Overton, NV and Double Negative by Nick Tarasen. Background photo from TerraServer USA. Imagery on TerraServer USA provided by the United States Geological Survey.
Online at: http://www.terraserver-usa.com

Double Negative is the property of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles through a gift of Virginia Dwan.


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Quote by Michael Heizer from: Douglas C. McGill, "Illinois Project to Turn Mined Land into Sculpture," The New York Times (3 Jun 1985), p. C17, qtd. in Germano Celant, Michael Heizer (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 1997), p. 62.

Photos of City by Tom Vinetz. They appeared in The New York Times accompanying a 1999 article by Michael Kimmelman entitled "Michael Heizer: A Sculptor's Colossus of the Desert." The original article is available at The New York Times. These photos appear via an "inline link" and exist only on the server space of The New York Times.
Online at: http://www.nytimes.com/library/arts/121299heizer-art.1.html and subsequent

Quote by Michael Heizer from: Earl C. Gottschalk Jr., "Earthshaking News from the Art World: Sculpturing the Land" The Wall Street Journal (10 Sep 1976), qtd. in Germano Celant, Michael Heizer (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 1997), p. 439.

Photo of City from above from TerraServer USA. Imagery on TerraServer USA provided by the United States Geological Survey.
Online at: http://www.terraserver-usa.com

Map of City location by Nick Tarasen. Background map and hi-resolution image provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation.
Online at: http://www.nevadadot.com/traveler/maps/quadindex/pdfs/quad0803.pdf

City is currently supported by the Dia Art Foundation through gifts from the Lannan Foundation, the Riggio family, and the Brown Foundation. Complex One has been described as the joint property of artist and the Virginia Dwan Gallery. The exact ownership information of City is unknown.


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Quote by Michael Heizer from: Douglas C. McGill, "Illinois Project to Turn Mined Land into Sculpture," The New York Times (3 Jun 1985), p. C17, qtd. in Germano Celant, Michael Heizer (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 1997), p. 404.

Photo of Effigy Tumuli from the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Online at: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/i&m/east/buffalo/home.htm

Photos of Effigy Tumuli from above from TerraServer USA. Imagery on TerraServer USA provided by the United States Geological Survey.
Online at: http://www.terraserver-usa.com

Effigy Tumuli is the property of the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and was commissioned by the Ottowa Silica Company Foundation.


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