Ugo Rondinone
Seven Magic Mountains
Desert Installation, Ivanpah Valley

On view for two years beginning
May 11, 2016

Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016.
Photo by Gianfranco Gorgoni. Courtesy of Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art.


Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art present Seven Magic Mountains, a large-scale, site-specific public artwork by Ugo Rondinone that has been nearly five years in the making. The installation, comprised of seven individual towering sculptures, is situated on the far southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard along Interstate 15, approximately a half hour from downtown Las Vegas. Positioned within the Ivanpah Valley and surrounded by mountains. The artwork extends Rondinone’s long-running interest in natural phenomena and their reformulation in art. The titles and forms of his paintings and sculptures have frequently evoked primordial phenomena such as air, moons, the sun, and the cosmos. Referring concurrently to the natural world, romanticism, and existentialism, Seven Magic Mountains encapsulates a sort of mental trinity that has underpinned the artist’s work for more than two decades.