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horizontal black serpentine line painted on a wall with mud handprints placed on top of the black line

Snake, 2020

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. 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 fifty-year career. Since his first solo exhibition in 1968, he has had retrospectives at the The Guggenheim, New York (1986); Hayward Gallery, London (1991); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2007); and Tate Britain, London (2009). Solo museum shows include Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (1993), Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (1996); 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  traveled to The Hepworth Wakefield in England, among other venues (2012-20); Arnolfini, Bristol (2015); Houghton Hall, Norfolk (2017); and De Pont Museum, The Netherlands (2019). Long created the work Box Hill Road River for the cycling road race in Surrey as part of the 2012 Olympics. Long was awarded the Turner Prize in 1989, the Praemium Imperiale Art Award from Japan in 2009 and the Whitechapel Art Icon Award in 2015. The artist had his first solo show at Sperone Westwater in 1976, where he exhibits regularly (1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2011, 2015 and 2020).

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floor sculpture made of pieces of flint installed in a gallery

Richard Long
Meandering Flint Line, 2020
chalk knapped flint from Norfolk, England
316 x 116 x 6 inches (802,6 x 294,6 x 15,2 cm)
SW 20038

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sandstone floor sculpture in the shape of a circle

Richard Long
Houston Circle, 1996
Texas sandstone
156 inches diameter (396,2 cm)
SW 05462

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Richard Long
Gold Rush, 2006
granite
252 x 312 inches (640,1 x 792,5 cm) as installed
SW 05668

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Richard Long
Untitled, 2004
River Avon mud on Douglas Fir plywood
96 x 48 inches (243,8 x 121,9 cm)
SW 04355

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Richard Long
Untitled, 2004
River Avon mud on Douglas Fir plywood
48 x 96 inches (121,9 x 243,8 cm)
SW 04371

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Richard Long
Untitled, 2015
red clay on Douglas Fir plywood
48 x 48 x 2 inches (122 x 122 x 5 cm)
SW 15175

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Richard Long
Dartmoor Walk(s), 2017
text
framed text: 41 3/4 x 63 1/8 inches (106 x 160,3 cm)
vinyl text: 117 x 148 inches (297,2 x 375,9 cm) as installed
SW 20011

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Richard Long
Making a Circle of Stones, 2019
text
framed text: 41 3/4 x 63 1/8 inches (106 x 160,3 cm)
vinyl text: 104 x 282 inches (264,2 x 716,3 cm) as installed
SW 20008

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Richard Long
Highland Time, 2002
text
framed text: 41 3/4 x 63 1/8 inches (106 x 160,3 cm)
vinyl text: 76 3/4 x 176 3/4 inches (194,9 x 448,9 cm) as installed
SW 20010

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Richard Long
Walking Prime Numbers in Somerset, 2015
text
framed text: 41 3/4 x 63 1/8 inches (106 x 160,3 cm)
vinyl text: 104 x 187 1/8 inches (264,2 x 475,3 x cm) as installed
SW 20009

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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 112375

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Richard Long
Quantock Wood Circle, 1981
286 pieces of wood
192 inches diameter (488 cm)
SW 81009

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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
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
Half Moon, 2015
red slate
21 1/2 x 196 7/8 x 98 1/2 inches (54,5 x 500 x 250 cm)
SW 15180
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

Richard Long
Untitled, 2008
slate and River Avon mud
24 x 18 inches (61 x 46 cm)
SW 08436

 

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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
Rain Drumming on the Tent, 1997
text
62 x 42 inches (157,5 x 106,7 cm)
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
132 inches (335,3 cm) diameter
SW 97261
Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

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
Rockfall Stones, 2012
gelatin silver print, text
44 1/4 x 33 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (112 x 85 x x 4 cm) frame
SW 14113

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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

Richard Long
Aconcagua Circle, 2012
color giclee print, text
28 3/8 x 38 x 1 1/2 inches (72 x 96,5 x 4 cm) frame
SW 15173
Private Collection

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

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

floor sculpture made of pieces of flint installed in a gallery

Richard Long
Meandering Flint Line, 2020
chalk knapped flint from Norfolk, England
316 x 116 x 6 inches (802,6 x 294,6 x 15,2 cm)
SW 20038

sandstone floor sculpture in the shape of a circle

Richard Long
Houston Circle, 1996
Texas sandstone
156 inches diameter (396,2 cm)
SW 05462

Richard Long
Gold Rush, 2006
granite
252 x 312 inches (640,1 x 792,5 cm) as installed
SW 05668

Richard Long
Untitled, 2004
River Avon mud on Douglas Fir plywood
96 x 48 inches (243,8 x 121,9 cm)
SW 04355

Richard Long
Untitled, 2004
River Avon mud on Douglas Fir plywood
48 x 96 inches (121,9 x 243,8 cm)
SW 04371

Richard Long
Untitled, 2015
red clay on Douglas Fir plywood
48 x 48 x 2 inches (122 x 122 x 5 cm)
SW 15175

Richard Long
Dartmoor Walk(s), 2017
text
framed text: 41 3/4 x 63 1/8 inches (106 x 160,3 cm)
vinyl text: 117 x 148 inches (297,2 x 375,9 cm) as installed
SW 20011

Richard Long
Making a Circle of Stones, 2019
text
framed text: 41 3/4 x 63 1/8 inches (106 x 160,3 cm)
vinyl text: 104 x 282 inches (264,2 x 716,3 cm) as installed
SW 20008

Richard Long
Highland Time, 2002
text
framed text: 41 3/4 x 63 1/8 inches (106 x 160,3 cm)
vinyl text: 76 3/4 x 176 3/4 inches (194,9 x 448,9 cm) as installed
SW 20010

Richard Long
Walking Prime Numbers in Somerset, 2015
text
framed text: 41 3/4 x 63 1/8 inches (106 x 160,3 cm)
vinyl text: 104 x 187 1/8 inches (264,2 x 475,3 x cm) as installed
SW 20009

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 112375

Richard Long
Quantock Wood Circle, 1981
286 pieces of wood
192 inches diameter (488 cm)
SW 81009

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

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

Richard Long
Half Moon, 2015
red slate
21 1/2 x 196 7/8 x 98 1/2 inches (54,5 x 500 x 250 cm)
SW 15180
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

Richard Long
Untitled, 2008
slate and River Avon mud
24 x 18 inches (61 x 46 cm)
SW 08436

 

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

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

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

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

Richard Long
Santa Cruz Circle, 1997
slate from North Wales
132 inches (335,3 cm) diameter
SW 97261
Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

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

Richard Long
Rockfall Stones, 2012
gelatin silver print, text
44 1/4 x 33 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (112 x 85 x x 4 cm) frame
SW 14113

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

Richard Long
Aconcagua Circle, 2012
color giclee print, text
28 3/8 x 38 x 1 1/2 inches (72 x 96,5 x 4 cm) frame
SW 15173
Private Collection

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

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