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Installation Seven Magic Mountains by Ugo Ronginone gets a "new face"

Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone created an installation, which called "Seven Magic Mountains". Seven pillars of huge, neon-hued boulders stretch up to the sky. They are the only thing for miles around, "creative expression of human presence in the desert". There are on the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard along Interstate 15, almost half an hour from downtown Sin City. The artwork was created with help from the Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art.


“Seven Magic Mountains” by Ugo Rondinone (2016). Photo was used from www.sevenmagicmountains.com

This masterpiece was created for four years and slightly over $3 million in total cost. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016, and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years, but the piece has proven to be exceptionally popular—getting about 1,000 visitors a day! At the end of 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a three-year permit extension for the artwork, allowing the installation to remain on view through the end of 2021.


“Seven Magic Mountains” by Ugo Rondinone (2016). Photo was used from Pinterest.

Nevada's extreme weather including constant winds and temperatures that often rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit harm sculptures, nowadays The Nevada Museum of Art has been trying to solve the problem together with Ugo and restaurateurs. The paint has faded over time and the piece has faced some minor vandalism. The work, which references natural hoodoo rock formations in the desert, is due to reopen to the public on 20 June.

The material was used by www.theartnewspaper.com

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