Walter De Maria, Bed of Spikes 1968

I noticed today in class that Walter de Maria’s Bed of Spikes shows another shift away from an established standard of minimal art by creating a work that contains 5 pieces, which is an odd number.  I could not find a side view of this installation, but it definitely adds a halfway point in the measured distances.  This shows how de Maria was adding his own spin on minimalist art, and is possibly a reflection of his move towards land art.

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