Final week, a shiny 12-foot monolith was found in Utah. Then, over the weekend, it mysteriously vanished.
Now an identical monolith has appeared on a hillside in Romania, standing the place an historic Dacian fortress was once. This monolith appears to be like nearly precisely just like the one in Utah, besides it has scribbles scratched throughout its floor.
One rationalization is that it is an artwork piece by the late artist John McCracken. From Vice:
An nearly similar construction to the now-famous Utah monolith has been discovered across the world in Romania. This one has what look to be deliberate loop-de-loop scribbles scratched on its complete face and stands at about the identical peak as its Utah twin. This European monolith is positioned only some toes away from the place an historic Dacian fortress as soon as stood, in keeping with The Day by day Mail.
It is nonetheless shiny silver and nonetheless fairly harking back to a John McCracken sculpture. McCracken was a talented minimalist artist who died in 2011, in keeping with The New York Times. The artist’s son instructed The Instances his father had talked about creating artwork meant for distant locations earlier than his demise. The speculation is inconclusive, however the David Zwirner gallery, which has hosted McCracken’s work for many years, says it is certainly a McCracken piece.