Walter De Maria

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Walter De Maria
Early Life
• Born in Albany, California on October 1, 1935
• Studied history and art at University of
California, Berkeley
• Originally trained as a painter but turned to
sculpture and other media
Work
• Interest in task-oriented, gamelike projects
that resulted in viewer-interactive sculptures
• Developed after seeing the work of La Monte
Young and Simone Forti
• Boxes for Meaningless Work
New York
• Moved to new York in 1960
• Early sculptures influenced by Dada and other
art movements
• Eventually worked with other materials like
stainless steel and aluminum
Installations
• Land art projects
– The Lightning Field
• Urban works
– Vertical Earth Kilometer
– The Broken Kilometer
Vertical Earth Kilometer
The Broken Kilometer
New York Earth Room
Interesting Facts
• Musician drummer in Primitives
• Artist and musician for The Druds
• http://accessibleartny.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/09/lf2.jpg
• http://put.edidomus.it/domus/binaries/image
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• http://blog.art21.org/wpcontent/uploads/2010/07/de_maria_broken_
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• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_De_Mari
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