Richard Long Two Straight Twelve Mile Walks on Dartmoor, England 1980 1980

Artwork details

Artist
Richard Long born 1945
Title
Two Straight Twelve Mile Walks on Dartmoor, England 1980
Date 1980
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 1022 x 1521 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03161
Not on display

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For Richard Long the walks he makes are works of art. He describes his walking pieces as ‘the distillation of experience’ which serve to ‘feed the imagination’.

In this work, Long uses two lists of words to record his experience of two hikes across Dartmoor. The first walk is evoked through a string of natural landmarks with ancient and evocative names. The second route is described in a series of physical experiences, such as creaking ice or using stepping-stones to cross a river.

March 2004

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