I was in town yesterday visiting an old friend and we stopped up to see Bill and the earth room. It was a beautiful 75 degree sunny day and one of those amazing celebratory days of nature and the earth room is, if nothing else, a celebration of nature...
The earth room is located at 141 wooster Street (between prince and houston), apt. 2b, NYC.
12-6pm (closed 3-3:30pm)
(If you click on the title of this post you will be linked to the original post of one year ago.) Here is the video:
250 cubic yards of earth (197 cubic meters)
3,600 square feet of floor space (335 square meters)
22 inch depth of material (56 centimeters)
Total weight of sculpture: 280,000 lbs. (127,300 kilos)
The New York Earth Room, 1977, is the third Earth Room sculpture executed by the artist, the first being in Munich, Germany in 1968. The second was installed at the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Germany in 1974. The first two works no longer exist.
The New York Earth Room has been on long-term view to the public since 1980. This work was commissioned and is maintained by Dia Art Foundation.