William L. Fox on “Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments”
Michael Heizer is among the greatest, and often least accessible, American artists. As one of the last living figures who launched the Land Art movement, his legacy of works that are literally and metaphorically monumental has an incalculable influence on the world of sculpture and environmental art. But his seclusion in the remote Nevada desert, as well as his notorious obduracy, have resulted in significant gaps in our critical understanding. Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments spans the breadth of Heizer’s career, uniquely combining fieldwork, personal narrative, and biographical research to create the first major assessment in years of this titan of American art.
Join us as Fox discusses Heizer’s work with Alan Rapp, the Editorial Director at Monacelli Press in New York, publisher of Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments. Rapp is an editor, writer, and visual book developer. He earned an MFA in Design Criticism at School of Visual Arts and formerly served as a senior editor at Chronicle Books.
*Doors open at 5:30 pm. Book signing to follow.