ATTEMPTING TO SKATE MICHAEL HEIZER’S MEGA SCULPTURE IN THE DESERT

September 21, 2022/ / VIDEOS/ Comments: 8

A couple of weeks ago, all of our timelines on Instagram and Twitter were overloaded with videos and comments talking about this mega sculpture city in Nevada created by some famous artist, Michael Heizer. We won’t pretend we were aware of Heizer prior to this, but now that he’s created what appears to be one of the best and largest skate spots ever, suddenly everyone cared all about him and his projects. Apparently, “City” has taken half a century and $40 million to complete – which was all we needed to know.

After a few minutes of figuring out how we could get to Nevada and scope this thing out, we decided that this would be the perfect thing for our newest intern Kohl Marantz to take on. Knowing that this place would probably be guarded by some kind of security, we told Kohl to do the impossible and sneak in and try to get a trick there. Kohl, a Las Vegas native, and his crew packed their bags, got the cheapest hotel money could buy, and wandered around the desert with rattlesnakes.

Shout out to Kohl for proving he’s willing to go the extra mile(s) for some good old-fashioned #content.

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  1. Jose Jorge

    September 21, 2022 3:14 pm

    I just found out about this place this spring when planning a trip through that part of the country. I thought about trying to sneak in via bicycle, but thought better of that plan. That part of the country is WILD and it’d be incredible if the artist/estate came around to skating someday. S/O to those ranch hands for being so cool.

  2. Wesley

    September 21, 2022 3:16 pm

    So sick. Shoot, why not make it a Nevada land art video series? I’ll donate some gas $ if you dudes want to take some plywood out to Double Negative, another Heizer piece, and see what you can come up with. I’ve been there – no fence.

  3. Fred Gall's Gauze

    September 21, 2022 7:56 pm

    Even if it was a bust, that’s still a wild adventure youse went on!

  4. Michal

    September 21, 2022 8:53 pm

    This was great. Hope they get in for a preview.

    Yeah, get a grom to fatty to flatty Double Negative.

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