Richard Long 119 Stones 1976

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Artwork details

Artist
Richard Long born 1945
Title
119 Stones
Date 1976
Medium Limestone
Dimensions Object: 152 x 7010 x 5867 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1976
Reference
T02067
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02067 119 STONES 1976

Not inscribed
Limestone, 119 pieces, overall dimensions approx. 6 × 276 × 231 (15.2 × 701 × 586.7)
Purchased from the artist through the Lisson Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1976

‘119 Stones’ was made in 1976 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by the artist. The certificate gives a diagram of how the work should be laid out, which is with each stone placed lengthwise on its most stable side, just touching the next stone in lines of seven. The stones are all of roughly the same size (c. 4 by 5in to 7 by 11in). They are laid down starting from one corner, and because of overlaps the configuration is not symmetrical.

The artist obtained the stones from Hobbs quarry, near Bristol where he lives and works.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979

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