Walter De Maria

The Vertical Earth Kilometer, 1977

Overview

Walter De Maria’s The Vertical Earth Kilometer (1977) is a site-specific sculpture located in Kassel, Germany. The sculpture is a solid-brass rod, measuring 5 centimeters in diameter and 1 kilometer long, that is fully inserted into the ground with its top flush to the surface of the earth. This work is a companion piece to De Maria’s 1979 The Broken Kilometer in New York.

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Artwork Details

Artist
Walter De Maria
Title
The Vertical Earth Kilometer
Year
1977
Medium
Brass
Dimensions
39370 1/8 x 2 x 2 in. (100000 x 5 x 5 cm)
Credit line
Dia Art Foundation
Reference number
1977.002
Classification
sculpture
Location
Friedrichsplatz Park, Kassel, Germany

Artist

Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria was born in Albany, California, in 1935. He died in Los Angeles in 2013.

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