Richard LongUntitled 1991

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Artist
Richard Long (born 1945)
Title
Untitled
Date 1991
MediumMud on paper
Dimensionssupport: 1820 x 940 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society in memory of Adrian Ward-Jackson 1992
Reference
T06555
Not on display

Summary

Untitled is one of a series of seven large works on paper made together at the same time and in the same manner. Long dipped the paper in wet mud and suspended it vertically so that the water ran off in rivulets, leaving long streaks of white as the mud dried. He has commented:

The mud works are another aspect of the physicality of my work, like the walking. I always have a precise idea of the overall form of the work, which is balanced by the spontaneity of the execution. The speed of the hand gestures is important because that’s what makes the splashes, which shows the wateriness of the mud, and water is the main subject and content of these works, they show its nature. (Quoted in Friis-Hansen, p.27… (read more)

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