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Gagosian Quarterly

December 8, 2016

Behind the Art

Michael Heizer

A video documents the installation of New Paintings and Sculpture at Gagosian Beverly Hills in 2016.

I like runic, Celtic, Druidic, cave painting, ancient, preliterate, from a time back when you were speaking to the lightning god, the ice god, and the cold-rainwater god.

Michael Heizer

Michael Heizer’s impressive installation at Gagosian Beverly Hills features new paintings that deny the conventional rectangular or square confines of the canvas, alongside negative wall sculptures known for their size, raw materials, and ability to awe viewers.

In this video, we take a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible manpower and expertise it took to mount New Paintings and Sculpture.

All artworks © Michael Heizer. Video by Ronald Gunter

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