Alan Sonfist, Earth Monument to Chicago, 1965–1977

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Alan Sonfist, American, b. 1946
Earth Monument to Chicago, 1965–1977
Natural earth drillings consisting of :1) Sand, and gravel and clay mixture; 2) Very stiff gray clay silt; 3) Fine sand with gray clay; 4) Gravel with gray clay 5) Dense gray clay silt; 6) Hard pan; 7) Green shale; 8) Sandstone; 9) Dolomite with pyrite (a form of limestone)
Installed: 5.7 × 182.9 × 243.8 cm (2 1/4 × 72 × 96 in.)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Molner, 1980.2
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Alan Sonfist, American, b. 1946
Earth Monument to Chicago, 1965–1977
Natural earth drillings consisting of :1) Sand, and gravel and clay mixture; 2) Very stiff gray clay silt; 3) Fine sand with gray clay; 4) Gravel with gray clay 5) Dense gray clay silt; 6) Hard pan; 7) Green shale; 8) Sandstone; 9) Dolomite with pyrite (a form of limestone)
Installed: 5.7 × 182.9 × 243.8 cm (2 1/4 × 72 × 96 in.)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Molner, 1980.2
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago