Richard Long
Untitled 1967

Artwork details

Richard Long born 1945
Date 1967
Medium Ink with typescript on card and photographs on board
Dimensions Support: 608 x 812 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1976
Not on display

Display caption

Although originally untitled, this work has become known as Ben Nevis Hitch-Hike. In April 1967, Richard Long walked and hitch-hiked from London to the summit of Ben Nevis and back. The journey took six days, and at 11am each day he took two photographs. For one photograph he pointed the camera straight up, and for the other he pointed it straight down. The photographs which appear in the work are the only ones taken on the journey.

Long set out at 11am on a Sunday and reached the summit of Ben Nevis at around mid-day on the Tuesday.

February 2010

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