Rendering of one "Seven Magic Mountains" planned by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Courtesy Nevada Museum of Art.
FIELD NOTES: "Seven Magic Mountains," the temporary public art installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone that will be installed and displayed for two-years near Jean Dry Lake, had a Special Use Permit request approved by Clark County. Other paperwork is expected to be completed over the summer. Co-produced by New York’s Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, the large-scale work of seven 25 to 30-foot high totems are made of boulders, local rocks only, painted in DayGlo colors. "Seven Magic Mountains" is currently under construction in Las Vegas.
Boulders for "Seven Magic Mountains" are selected from the region and dubbed "locally-sourced." Photo: Nevada Museum of Art.
Jean Dry Lake on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office is the site specific location for "Seven Magic Mountains," a short distance from Las Vegas where, in the 1960s, Michael Heizer and Jean Tinquely created early land art works. The sculpture by Ugo Rondinone is scheduled for completion by early 2016. Photo: Nevada Museum of Art.
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