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Oops! Burning Man stuck upside-down, without head



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Amid sporadic dust storms and pre-event rainfall, some art installations are behind schedule.

This article originally appeared on Reno Gazette Journal

The main attraction at Burning Man is stuck upside-down.

Burning Man, a 70,000-person arts gathering in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, centers around the torching of a more than 40-foot-tall effigy built of wood each year. This year’s effigy was inspired by the Vitruvian Man, a drawing of a man with perfect proportions sketched by Leonardo da Vinci in 1490. The theme for this year’s burn is da Vinci’s workshop.

Crews raised the man above the Renaissance-style piazza on Sunday but discovered that the gear that is supposed to rotate the man like a Ferris wheel was broken. He still is without a wooden head as well.

The man site, including the piazza, is expected to open Tuesday morning since crews are expected to work through the night on the project.

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Read the full story by Jenny Kane at the Reno Gazette-Journal


Cover photo courtesy of Andy Barron





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