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Obama designates Nevada area surrounding Heizer's 'City' a national monument

Obama designates Nevada area surrounding Heizer's 'City' a national monument

The 704,000 acres of central Nevada surrounding artist Michael Heizer's longtime artwork-in-progress, “City,” was declared a national monument in a White House ceremony, a move that will protect the majestic mountain-ringed desert as well as the massive sculpture. President Obama's proclamation on Friday of the Basin and Range National Monument was the culmination of roughly 15 years of work by Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan, alongside conservationists, to preserve the area around Heizer's mile-and-a-half-long creation. “City,” a collection of enormous ceremonial mounds and abstract forms made of earth, rock and concrete...

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