Walter De Maria

The New York Earth Room, 1977

Overview

The New York Earth Room is an interior earth sculpture by Walter De Maria. Created in 1977, the work spans over 3,600 square feet of floor space and consists of 250 cubic yards of earth, measuring 22 inches deep. This work is the third Earth Room sculpture by the artist and it has been on view to the public since 1980. The first Earth Room sculpture was installed in Munich in 1968 and the second in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1974. The first two works no longer exist.

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Artwork Details

Artist
Walter De Maria
Title
The New York Earth Room
Year
1977
Medium
Earth, peat and bark
Credit line
Dia Art Foundation
Reference number
1980.135
Classification
sculpture
Location
141 Wooster Street, New York

Artist

Walter De Maria