Amarillo TX,  June 1977 - An earthwork by the artist Robert Smithson, consisting of a 140 foot diameter partial circle of rock, which rises out of the level ground to a height of around 15 feet. An artificial lake was created to surround it. The lake has long since been dry and the sculpture is now eroding. Smithson was killed in a plane crash while surveying the site for this work, along with a photographer and the pilot. The crash site is a few hundred yards from the Ramp. The completion of the piece was performed by his widow, Nancy Holt, Richard Serra, and others, shortly after his death in 1973. It was commissioned by Stanley Marsh, a local ranch owner and bon-vivant who also commissioned the famous Cadillac Ranch and several other sculptures on the over 200 square miles of land he owns with his wife around Amarillo.
Amarillo TX, June 1977 - An earthwork by the artist Robert Smithson, consisting of a 140 foot diameter partial circle of rock, which rises out of the level ground to a height of around 15 feet. An artificial lake was created to surround it. The lake has long since been dry and the sculpture is now eroding. Smithson was killed in a plane crash while surveying the site for this work, along with a photographer and the pilot. The crash site is a few hundred yards from the Ramp. The completion of...
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