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Levitated Ass

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“Levitated Mass”, LACMA’s $6M orphan boulder by Michael Heizer. Perched over a pedestrian underpass, this sad quarry-speck is isolated by a bleak gravel pan where grass and trees once stood. People circle it, pause, then run away from it. Described as a megalith, it is not, as a megalith is associated with Stonehenge, Easter Island, and so on. This is merely a displaced 21.5′ boulder from a Riverside Co quarry. 
LA Co Museum Of Art, Los Angeles, CA. April 2013.

But that’s the pretty view. Feast your eyes on the harsh one:
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Enigmatic Post-Modern Masterpiece surfaces in LA.

Enigmatic Post-Modern Masterpiece surfaces in LA.

LOS ANGELES, CA: January 4, 2013 – Bloated Corpse gallery director [redacted], center, and [redacted], right, stand near Guy de Malpissant’s manipulated piece “You’ve Got To Be Shitting Me, BoHo Poseurs! (4)”, one of the pieces in a show at the Bloated Corpse gallery in Los Angeles. Both were at a a loss to elaborate on the enigmatic artist’s larger intentions. The piece was bought by a prominent personality for a record $80M.

This story just screamed “Kick me!”

Read the original LA Times story and decide for yourself. Please inform me if I missed something. Prior Post-Modern Art musings, here.

(Original photo by Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)