Stonehenge gets a modern update in the Las Vegas desert with these colorful rock formations

No, those colorful stone towers in the middle of the desert 30 miles outside of downtown Las Vegas aren’t a mirage. They’re the latest installation from Ugo Rondinone; the Swiss-born artist put Seven Magic Mountains up in conjunction with the New York Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art.art-sculpture_150516_01The 7 individual brightly colored stone structures are reminiscent of the ancient art of rock balancing (again, Stonehenge) and prove to be quite the cheerful distraction along Interstate 15.  The formations are at once earthy and modern; the natural material combined with the neon colors makes for an engaging, thoughtful juxtaposition. The installation will be up for two years, which we estimate to equal some 70,000 Instagram shots. [source: contemporist.com] art-sculpture_150516_02

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