An enormous crag of rock quarried some 60 miles away (and about twenty times larger than what's pictured at left) arrived in Los Angeles early this morning after a circuitous eleven-day journey. The boulder-as-art, by California sculptor Michael Heizer, was so heavy — 340 tons in fact — that it required a massive 196-wheel transport. The work will be known as Levitated Mass and installed over a cut trench at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Despite the enormous cost of the project, one city council member said it would be a "big magnet" for the museum, pointing to the surprisingly large crowds that came out to see the rock parade by, even at four-thirty in the morning.
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