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New documentary reveals the backstory behind 'Levitated Mass'




Visitors walk underneath the ''Levitated Mass.'' The exhibit was created by artist Michael Heizer, which features a 340-ton megalith rock.
Visitors walk underneath the ''Levitated Mass.'' The exhibit was created by artist Michael Heizer, which features a 340-ton megalith rock.
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"Levitated Mass" is one of the signature art installations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's a 340-ton rock that rests across a nearly 500-foot-long subterranean ramp at LACMA.

But is it really art? And how did it get there?

Those are some of the questions at the center of Doug Pray's new documentary, “Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer’s Monolithic Sculpture.”

The film about Heizer’s massive rock opens Friday at the Nuart Theater. John Horn, the host of Southern California Public Radio's new arts and entertainment show and podcast "The Frame," recently met with the filmmaker and joins Take Two to discuss Pray’s documentary.

To hear our interview, click on "Listen Now" above.