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This Is a Real Thing

“What you take away from standing in front of the dark, musty expanse is what you bring to it.” And what, pray tell, is this dark, musty expanse? Just “an otherwise empty, white, second-floor thirty-six-hundred-square-foot loft filled with 140 tons of dirt.”

It’s Walter De Maria’s New York Earth Room. It was meant to last three months. It turns forty this year.



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