Cowan asked, “There are some people who say that it’s marred the desert. What do you say to those people?”
Rondinone replied, “Many people who have never experienced the landscape, the Nevada desert, for the first time when they come with their children, they see the beauty of this landscape.”
It’s not for ever, however. In two years Seven Magic Mountains is scheduled to be dismantled – and will then remain only in the mind’s eye.
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Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
By CBSNews.com senior producer David Morgan