Richard Long

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Richard Long was born in 1945 in Bristol, England, where he currently lives and works. He studied at the West of England College of Art and St. Martin's School of Art, London. Long was awarded the Turner Prize in 1989 and received the Praemium Imperiale Art Award from Japan in 2009. With his seminal walking work in 1967, Long has radically redefined the boundaries of sculpture – using nature as both subject and medium -- over the course of his forty-year career. Since his first one-person exhibition in 1968, he has had retrospectives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1986); Hayward Gallery, London (1991); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2007); and Tate Britain, London (2009). Museum solo shows include the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (1993), the Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (1996); the Museu Serralves, Portugal (2001); Tate St. Ives, Cornwall (2002); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2006); Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain de Nice (2008); “ARTIST ROOMS” organized by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, which also traveled to The Hepworth Wakefield in England, among other venues (2012-2014); and “Time and Space” organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol (2015). Long created the work Box Hill Road River for the cycling road race in Surrey as part of the 2012 Olympics. The artist had his first solo show at Sperone Westwater in 1977, where he exhibits regularly (1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2011, and 2015).

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Richard Long
Higher White Tor Circle, Exeter 1996
Dartmoor Granite
137 3/4 inches diameter (350 cm)
SW 05480

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Richard Long
Heaven (Portrait of Carl Andre), 2011
Thassos marble
4 x 120 x 121 inches (10,2 x 305 x 307,3 cm) overall
SW 11429
Private Collection

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Richard Long
Human Nature Walk, 2011
text work; 2 parts
25 x 86 5/8 inches (63,5 x 220 cm) lettering
133 7/8 inches in diameter (340 cm) circle
SW 11119a-b

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Richard Long
Bowery Slate, 2011
Cornish slate
4 x 110 x 246 inches (10,2 x 279 x 625 cm) approximately
SW 11145
Hall Collection

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Richard Long
Two Rivers Waterline, 2010
black and white photograph, text
44 1/2 x 33 1/4 inches (113 x 84,5 cm) frame
SW 11098

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Richard Long
Untitled, 2008
slate and River Avon mud
48 1/8 x 42 inches (122,2 x 106,7 cm)
SW 08173

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Richard Long
Untitled, 2008
slate and gesso
75 x 36 inches (190,5 x 91,4 cm)
SW 08163

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Richard Long
Untitled, 2008
blackboard and River Avon mud
11 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches (29,5 x 25,1 cm)
SW 08176

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Richard Long
Following a Trail of Footprints, 2005
Chromogenic print, Unique
2 panels; 42 x 54 inches (106,7 x 137,2 cm) each
SW 05675
Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Richard Long
Donner Pass Circle, 2005
Chromogenic print, Unique
54 x 42 inches (137,2 x 106,7 cm)
SW 05672
Private Collection

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Richard Long
Untitled, 2004
River Avon mud and black gesso on Douglas Fir plywood
48 x 48 inches (121,9 x 121,9 cm)
SW 04366
Private Collection

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Richard Long
Rain Drumming on the Tent, 1997
text
62 x 42 inches (157,5 x 106,7 cm) sheet
62 7/8 x 42 7/8 inches (159,7 x 108,9 cm) frame
SW 97257

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Richard Long
Santa Cruz Circle, 1997
slate from North Wales
11 feet (3.35 m) diameter
SW 97261
Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

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Richard Long
Ring of Flint, 1996
English Flint from Norfolk
diameter 20 feet; radii 6 feet and 10 feet
SW 96203
Collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Richard Long
County Cork, Ireland, 1967
black and white photograph
30 x 40 inches (76,2 x 101,6 cm)
30 5/8 x 40 7/8 inches (77,8 x 103,8 cm) frame
SW 09139
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Artist exhibitions

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Territories
29 June – 4 August 2017
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Richard Long
Crescent to Cross
11 September – 24 October 2015
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Space and Matter
29 June – 31 July 2015
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Signs/Words
15 January – 11 April 2015
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Summer Sculpture
8 July – 15 August 2014
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Modern and Contemporary Masters
22 October - 7 December 2013
Sperone Westwater, Lugano
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Signs/Words
24 May 2013 - 13 July 2013
Sperone Westwater, Lugano
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Untitled (Giotto's O)
30 November 2012 - 15 February 2013
Sperone Westwater, Lugano
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Richard Long
Flow and Ebb
6 May - 25 June 2011
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Zig Zag
17 September – 31 October 2009
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Sculpture Show
Works by: Bertozzi & Casoni, Wim Delvoye, Charles LeDray, Richard Long, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Evan Penny, Tom Sachs, Not Vital, and more…
25 June - 4 September 2009
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Summer Exhibition
8 July - 5 September 2008
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Summer Exhibition
Bertozzi & Casoni, Lucio Fontana, Charles LeDray, Richard Long, Bruce Nauman, Evan Penny, Richard Tuttle, and Not Vital
12 June - 31 August 2007
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Summer Exhibition
7 July - 9 September 2006
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Richard Long
10 September - 23 October 2004
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Richard Long
1 April - 29 April 2000
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Richard Long
20 September – 8 November 1997
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Richard Long
26 March - 23 April 1994
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Richard Long
19 October - 16 November 1991
Sperone Westwater, New York
Richard Long
New Work
18 March – 14 April 1989
Sperone Westwater, New York
Group Show, Drawings
Auerbach, Beuys, Freud, Long, Rainer, Richter, Twombly
7 June - 31 July 1986
Sperone Westwater, New York
Richard Long
5 May - 2 June 1984
Sperone Westwater, New York
Richard Long
25 September - 23 October 1982
Sperone Westwater, New York
Richard Long
10 January - 7 February 1981
Sperone Westwater, New York
Richard Long
26 April - 17 May 1980
Sperone Westwater, New York
Richard Long
30 September - 28 October 1978
Sperone Westwater, New York
Richard Long
4 December 1976 - 8 January 1977
Sperone Westwater, New York

Artist press

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Richard Long: Crescent to Cross
by Ann McCoy
October 2015
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A Long Walk Brings Dimensions
by Robin Pogrebin
20 September 2015
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He Walks the Lines
by India Windsor-Clive
September/October 2015
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Biopic: The story behind an artwork, in the artist's own words
by Richard Long
September 2015
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Shivering in Ithaca
by Richard Long
September 2015
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Winning Steps
by Rachel Spence
18 January 2015
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Tracks in the Wild
by Liz Jobey
26/27 April, 2014
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Richard Long, Sperone Westwater
by Lisa Turvey
1 September 2011
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Sticks and Stones
by David Coggins
September 2009
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