Richard Long A Line in Bolivia - Kicked Stones (2 Versions) 1981

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Artist
Richard Long born 1945
Title
A Line in Bolivia - Kicked Stones (2 Versions)
Date 1981
Medium Photograph, black and white, on board
Dimensions Support: 1241 x 962 mm
support: 883 x 1210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
T03298
Not on display

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A key element in Long’s art is the way he imposes order on objects he has found or collected at random. He often arranges naturally-occurring forms into circles or straight lines. There is often a tension between the orderliness of such arrangements and more random elements. This duality is introduced here by the fact that the stones have been arranged into a rectangular pattern by the relatively haphazard process of kicking.

March 2004

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