Photographs of earthworks / Gianfranco Gorgoni. [197-]


Photographs of earthworks / Gianfranco Gorgoni. [197-]

The photographs by Gianfranco Gorgoni document earthworks by artists Michael Heizer (8), Robert Smithson (2), and Walter de Maria (1). Included are aerial views, details of the works, and images of the works in progress. Works by Heizer include: Circular Planar Displacement Drawing; Double Negative; City; and Displaced-Replaced Mass I. Heizer is present in several of the images. There are two views of Smithson's Spiral Jetty and one of de Maria's Chalk Piece.

11 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 30 x 40 cm. or smaller.

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De Maria, Walter, 1935-2013 (person)

Walter De Maria (1935) is a sculptor from New York, N.Y. Worked as an Abstract Expressionist painter early in his career before turning to sculpture. Influenced by San Francisco jazz scene of 1950s. From the description of Oral history interview with Walter De Maria, 1972 Oct. 4 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83637039 ...

Gorgoni, Gianfranco (person)

Gianfranco Gorgoni (b. 1941) started his career as a photojournalist in Italy before moving to New York in 1968, where he began to document avant-garde art. He was one of the first photographers to focus on land art. From the description of Photographs of earthworks / Gianfranco Gorgoni. [197-] (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 664384554 ...

Heizer, Michael, 1944-.... (person)

Smithson, Robert (person)

Robert Smithson (1938-1973) was the pioneer of land and earthworks art. He was also a noted sculptor, painter, writer, and lecturer working primarily in New York City. Smithson's wife, Nancy Holt (1938-) was a noted sculptor and filmmaker and also worked as an earthworks artist. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Smithson expressed an early interest in art, enrolling in classes at the Brooklyn Museum School and the Art Student's League in New York while still attending high sc...