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Eric N. Mack’s Halter (2019) stunned us all with its beauty and poignancy. Visitors from around the world have enjoyed and engaged with the work - a gem that punctuated their explorations of the surrounding desert. Halter remains one of the most photographed and documented artworks of Desert X 2019. On March 11, we discovered that the work had disappeared overnight and the organization reached out to Mr. Mack. We are continuing to work with the police and the North Shore Salton Sea community to determine the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of this work. Like all works created for Desert X, it was created to exist temporarily in the desert environment, known for its beauty but also for its extraordinary and at times extreme conditions, and to being open and accessible to a diverse, public audience. While we are saddened by the loss, we recognize how privileged we and the desert community have been to have had such a powerful and moving piece, enjoyed by thousands, as part of Desert X.