Richard Long Dartmoor Walks 1972

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Richard Long born 1945
Dartmoor Walks
Date 1972
Medium Screenprint and lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 584 x 489 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1973
On loan to Atkinson Art Gallery (Southport, UK)

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­Richard Long rarely made prints; this one was made for sale to Friends of a museum in Mönchengladbach.

The image records all the walks the artist had made on Dartmoor, each of them a ritualised work of art. The image doesn’t show the different nature of these works but simply records their locations: the lines correspond to the location of each walk as seen on a 1 inch : 1 mile Ordnance Survey map.

August 2004

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