Hardcover, 80 pages
9.5 x 11 inches
Published by the Estate of Robert Smithson
and James Cohan Gallery
The famed land artist Robert Smithson’s association with Texas started in 1966, when he was hired as a consultant on the construction of the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport. His ideas were never put into practice, but his participation in the project fueled his thinking about large-scale earthworks. He returned to the state at numerous intervals with equally striking proposals, and this beautiful volume, released by the artist’s estate and the James Cohan Gallery, is dedicated to his time there. The monograph includes essays, illustrations and film stills centred around the making of his final sculpture Amarillo Ramp. This semicircular construction of earth would ultimately be his last, and the project was finished posthumously after Smithson sadly died in a plane crash while surveying the work from the air.