Seven Magic Mountains Statement in Response to June 5 Vandalism

For Immediate Release

On June 5, 2016, the producers received notice of an unfortunate vandalism incident at the artwork. In response, the following statement has been issued:

Seven Magic Mountains’ producers Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund would first like to say how grateful we are to the Las Vegas community for the enthusiasm they have displayed for this public artwork. The positive reception the piece has received has far surpassed our expectations. Most people have shown the utmost respect and appreciation for Ugo Rondinone’s work. Of course, there are always people who behave poorly. We are very disappointed to learn of the recent vandalism to the artwork. Las Vegas Metro has been notified of the incident, and the vandals will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We consistently monitor the area and have been pleased with how little trash or damage has occurred until now. The damage will be repaired immediately. The producers feel upset for the visitors who had to see this vile graffiti, and hope that such has not discouraged them from appreciating the beauty of the piece and the majesty of the desert. We hope they visit again. If people see suspicious behavior, or damage, we ask they notify us immediately. They can email or call 775.398.7228.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Amanda Horn, Director of Communications, Nevada Museum of Art / / 775.636.2567


Shannon Kirk, Director, Prentice Cultural Communications / / 212.228.4048