8 Items Inspired by Robert Smithson’s ‘Spiral Jetty’

ART + CULTURE | BY | March 6, 2019
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Photographer, sculptor and land artist Robert Smithson was fascinated with the concept of landscape as art. Spiral Jetty, one of his most well-known works, is 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide, and composed of 7,000 tons of mud, salt crystals and basalt rocks. Constructed in 1970 and configured in a counterclockwise spiral in Great Salt Lake, Utah, Smithson’s work is still intact today. Seen here in a photograph taken by David Burdeny in 2017, this formation is an artful reminder of the significance of preservation in art and in nature.

PHOTO: DAVID BURDENY, COURTESY OF BAU-XI GALLERY
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City Stitch in Ruby / Michael S Smith by Hartmann & Forbes / Price upon request / hartmannforbes.com

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Junsei in Tochi / Michael S Smith by Hartmann & Forbes / Price upon request / hartmannforbes.com

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Effie Table Lamp by Kelly Wearstler / $889 / circalighting.com

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Crosby Fanny Pack by Mignonne Gavigan x State / $195 / statebags.com

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Terracotta Kuba Cloth Throw Pillow / $125 / stfrank.com

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