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Car Plunge into Water.

Car Plunge into Water (Gone)

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Palm Springs, California

A 1970s car is balanced as if about to plunge hood-first into a puddle of water. Officially titled "History of Suspended Time: Monument for the Impossible," in 2010 it briefly occupied a parking lot in Denver. Then it disappeared before reappearing here in April 2021, supposedly for the long-term.

According to artist Gonzalo Lebrija, this is a "physical and permanent realization" of one of his earlier art projects, where he hoisted a restored muscle car above a lake with a crane and then dropped the car into the water while filming it with a high-speed camera. The freeze-frame of the car just before it hit the lake fascinated him, and he turned it into this gravity defying and slightly moist sculpture.

Car Plunge into Water

Palm Springs Art Museum

Directions:
Outside the Palm Springs Art Museum. West edge of the city. On the east side of N. Museum Drive, two blocks west of CA-111B/N. Palm Canyon Drive, just north of its intersection with W. Tahquitz Canyon Way.
Hours:
Removed Sep. 2023.
Status:
Gone

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