Farewell Nancy Holt

1939 - 2014

Her land art was some of the first

and finest.

Wife of the late Robert Smithson,

she came to the desert and found herself, and influenced everyone thereafter.

Describing the struggle of pursuing an art career largely out of doors, and decidedly on her own terms:
"It was painful because I had no product. And especially a woman in the art world at that time, you had to have something to show. I was just being. I was emphasizing being over becoming, and in the art world that is a very hard stance. "

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