Kanye West donates nearly £8 million for new James Turrell land art in dead volcano
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Kanye West has donated £7.77m ($10m) for the creation of a new major work of land art by James Turrell.
The money is funding the ongoing construction of Roden Crater in Arizona. When the work is finished it will have 21 viewing spaces connected by six tunnels, creating
“a vast, naked eye observatory for celestial objects and events ranging from obscure and infrequent to the more familiar summer and winter solstice”
James Turrell has been working on the Roden Crater project since 1977 when he acquired the dormant volcano and said he was thrilled by the donation. The site is managed by Arizona State University, which is working with the artist to raise $200m to complete the project.
West visited the crater in December, writing on Twitter:
“This is life changing. We all will live in Turrell spaces.”
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