Walter De Maria

The Lightning Field, 1977

Overview

Walter De Maria created The Lightning Field in 1977. Open each year from May through October, this work includes 400 polished stainless steel poles measuring approximately 20 feet and 7 ½ inches in height that are spaced 220 feet apart. A sculpture to be walked in as well as viewed, The Lighting Field is intended to be experienced over an extended period of time.

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Artwork Details

Artist
Walter De Maria
Title
The Lightning Field
Year
1977
Medium
stainless steel
Dimensions
one mile by one kilometer
Credit line
Dia Art Foundation
Reference number
1977.003.1-.400
Classification
sculpture
Location
Quemado, New Mexico

Artist

Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria was born in Albany, California, in 1935. He died in Los Angeles in 2013.

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