Richard Long
A Sculpture in Bristol 1965, 1983

Artwork details

Artist
Richard Long born 1945
Title
A Sculpture in Bristol
Date 1965, 1983
Medium 8 photographs, black and white, on paper and graphite on board
Dimensions Frame, each: 276 x 276 x 10 mm
displayed: 276 x 2591 x 10mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03808
Not on display

Display caption

Made using plaster in the garden of a derelict house, Long has stated that this was his 'first work actually digging into the ground. I wanted to make the work both below ground level and in the ground'. The work anticipates Long's physical engagement with landscape, yet its modest scale is consistent with his non-invasive approach. Although taken in 1965, these photographs were first displayed in 1983.

August 2004

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