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Oppenheim spread 1,000 pounds of salt into a 50 x 100 foot rectangle in a parking lot in New York. This work includes a map showing the location of the site, and a photograph of the salt in position. Oppenheim intended to place salt blocks of identical weight on the ocean bed off the Bahamas, and along the surface of the Salt Lake desert in Utah. In each context, the salt would undergo change, whether spreading out, disintegrating in water, or becoming incorporated into a solid salt surface. These later actions were never carried out.

February 2016