It Was a Mystery in the Desert for 50 Years
The artist Michael Heizer’s astonishing megasculpture is finally revealed


Nearly everything about Michael Heizer’s land art megasculpture called “City” can seem hard to fathom. That it’s a mile and a half long and nearly half a mile wide, smack in the middle of a remote stretch of the high Nevada desert, where what passes for a neighbor is Area 51. That the nearest blacktop is an hour’s drive away, on a dusty, bumpy, former livestock trail, across a couple of mountain ranges. That it cost $40 million to build.


Publisher:
The New York Times
Author:
Michael Kimmelman
Story Date:
8/19/2022
Story Region:
~ West Region U.S.
Place Grouping:
Attraction
Story Category:
New