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Jill O’Bryan on Robert Smithson

Asphalt Spiral is a completely perfect yet craggy schematic for an imagined earthwork, so I just walk right into it. The line quality encodes signifiers immediately read: crosshatching on the even, solid surfaces of the roads; dots and up and down strokes indicating the earth; squiggly lines indicating the dripping ooze of pure liquid asphalt.

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Joseph Zito on Robert Smithson







I was looking at some scatter pieces by Richard [Serra] and Barry [Le Va]. I’m thinking of doing one of my own …

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