Walter de Maria. Test site for Lightning field, Bar T Bar Ranch, Arizona, (1974-77).

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Tremaine Collection / Miller Co. art & design
5 October 2019 | Updated 29 January 2020

Walter de Maria
Test site for Lightning field, (1974-77)
Bar T Bar Ranch, Arizona
(D01067-72; K00561; L01106-07)


"In June 1974, De Maria implanted 35 stainless-steel poles, each 18 feet tall, spaced 200 feet apart in a five-by-seven-pole grid on northern Arizona land [partly] owned by collectors Emily and Burton Tremaine. This work was dismantled in 1976, and Dwan eventually gave the poles to Dia. In 1977, the Dia Art Foundation acquired land in New Mexico and funded De Maria’s construction of the present Lightning Field... " (Suzaan Boettger in "Behind the earth movers", Art in America, April 2004, pp. 55-61, 63.)

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