Richard LongLimestone Drawing Two 2002

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Artist
Richard Long (born 1945)
Title
Limestone Drawing Two
Date 2002
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 240 x 500 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2003
Reference
P78720
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Summary

This is one of a suite of four screenprints (see Tate P78717-19) Long made from direct contact with the surfaces of slabs of slate and limestone. Limestone Drawing Two, as its title indicates, is based on a pencil rubbing taken from textured limestone. The drawing was turned into a screenprint using a photo-separation process and printed using repeated additions of ink until the image had reached the tonal balance required by the artist. The portfolio was printed by Advanced Graphics, London and published by Ridinghouse Editions, London, in an edition of forty plus ten artist’s proofs. Tate’s copy is the seventh in the edition.

All Long’s work is based on his contact with the natural landscape… (read more)

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