Michael Heizer, American, born 1944
Rift, 1968/1982
A588 weathering steel
120 × 621 × 6 in. (304.8 × 1577.3 × 15.2 cm)
3-D Object/Sculpture
1999-11 DJ

© Michael Heizer
Photo: Tom Vinetz
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Michael Govan, director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and previously president and director of the Dia Art Foundation. Govan’s subject is artist Michael Heizer, four of whose sculptures can be seen outdoors at the Menil Collection. This is the inaugural lecture of the Marion Barthelme Lecture Series, established in memory of the late Marion Barthelme Fort (1944–2011).