Seven Magic Mountains, Nevada

Postcard: Seven Magic Mountains, Nevada

Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains is an exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • It is located on the far southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard,  10 miles south of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nevada, near Dry Jean Lake, with a backdrop of the McCullough Mountains.
  • The piece consists of 33 limestone boulders, each weighing 10 to 25 tons, arranged in seven towers 30 to 35 feet tall – secured by a solid backbone, with each stone painted a bright, fluorescent color.
  • According to Rondinone, the location is physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial: the natural is expressed by the mountain ranges, desert and Jean Dry Lake backdrop, and the artificial is expressed by the highway and the constant flow of traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
  • The exhibition opened May 11, 2016 and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years.
  • Due to the incredible success of Seven Magic Mountains since its opening, the exhibition got a three-year permit extension for the artwork, allowing the installation to remain on view through the end of 2021.
  • Seven Magic Mountains is produced by Art Production Fund, New York and Nevada Museum of Art, Reno.

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