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According to Mammut magazine, Bruce Nauman's sky-writing artwork Leave The Land Alone,  was first proposed in 1969 after he was invited to submit a piece of Land Art (or Earth Art) to an exhibition. The letter which floated the idea of creating a message in the sky - rather than the earth - has never been found, so it remained a mythical theoretical rejoinder to the more macho, earth-shifting side of Land Art. Until Sept 12 this year; that's when it was finally brought to life over Pasadena, an event instigated by curatator Andrew Beradini of Pasadena's Armory Centre for the Arts.

According to Mammut magazine, Bruce Nauman's sky-writing artwork Leave The Land Alone,  was first proposed in 1969 after he was invited to submit a piece of Land Art (or Earth Art) to an exhibition. The letter which floated the idea of creating a message in the sky - rather than the earth - has never been found, so it remained a mythical theoretical rejoinder to the more macho, earth-shifting side of Land Art. Until Sept 12 this year; that's when it was finally brought to life over Pasadena, an event instigated by curatator Andrew Beradini of Pasadena's Armory Centre for the Arts.

Read the ecoartspace blog about the history of the work and its place in American Land Art.

Had it been created in 1969, its meaning would have been considerably more innocent. These days, when artists question the necessity of flying, the context the work sits in seems, well, less simple.

Hat tip CSPA.

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