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'Levitated Mass,' Doug Pray's rock doc on LACMA's epic boulder
'Levitated Mass,' Doug Pray's rock doc on LACMA's epic boulder

If you were in Los Angeles in the spring of 2012, there seemed to be talk about one thing and one thing only: the rock. That was the informal name for "Levitated Mass," the 340-ton boulder that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) spent 10 days and more than $10 million carting from a Riverside quarry to the heart of Los Angeles, for a work of sculpture produced by land artist Michael Heizer. Over its convoluted 105-mile journey through 22 Southern California cities, the rock attracted thousands of onlookers, inspired a street party, generated conspiracy theories, drew outrage over the cost and got a crew of religious observers deliberating its divine qualities. At one...

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