The Absolutely Unique Michael Heizer

If you don’t know anything about Michael Heizer and his monumental (literally) sculpture project “City” you owe it to yourself to check out Michael Kimmelman’s article about it along with the accompanying slide show with commentary.


It is truly an amazing creation and Heizer lives up to its grandiosity by being a complete maniac as a person. In a way, it’s perfect. “City” reminds one of nothing so much as the massive constructions of ancient empires. It is a modernist ziggurat. And Heizer is just the kind of imperious monomaniac you need to create such madness. Ramses II eat your heart out.