Robert Smithson

Robert
Smithson

Smithson, a pioneer of land art, is most well known for his provocative earthwork, Spiral Jetty, 1970, Great Salt Lake, Utah. Smithson is internationally renowned for his art and critical writings which ...

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    Spiral Jetty
    Documentary

    Spiral Jetty
    Robert Smithson

    16mm, color, sound, 34.5 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, VHS NTSC
    • History
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature

Biography

Smithson, a pioneer of land art, is most well known for his provocative earthwork, Spiral Jetty, 1970, Great Salt Lake, Utah. Smithson is internationally renowned for his art and critical writings which challenged traditional notions of contemporary art between 1964- 1973. His work and writing continues to inspire each new generation decades after his passing in 1973. Smithson's works are featured prominently in major museum collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, new York, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo.