P77189 Africa Footprints 1986
Continuous tone lithograph 1006 × 715 (39 5/8 × 28 1/8) on Somerset Satin paper, same size; printed by Collotype Fine Art, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire and published by Victoria Miro Gallery in an edition of 75 with approximately 75 artist's proofs
Inscribed ‘Richard Long’ and ‘50/75’ b.r.
Purchased from Victoria Miro Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
P77189 depicts Long's footprints within the shape that resembles that of the African continent. The image is brown and is based on a unique mud work entitled ‘Africa Footprints’ (repr. New Art New World, exh. cat., Jack Barclay Ltd 1986, p.45 in col.) made for a contemporary art exhibition and auction sale in aid of African famine victims. The project, called ‘New Art New World’, was organised by three undergraduate students at Edinburgh University, Charles Booth-Clibborn, Jay Jopling and Greville Worthington…