Richard Long at The Hepworth Wakefield
Other venues: Display
23 June 14 October 2012

ARTIST ROOMS on Tour with The Art Fund supported by the Scottish Government is an inspired partnership that will fulfil the vision for this extraordinary collection: that it should be shared across the UK.

The Hepworth Wakefield presents the work of Richard Long. Long first came to prominence during the late 1960s and was one of the generation of British artists who wanted to extend the possibilities of sculpture beyond the confines of traditional materials.

Long’s work is rooted in his deep affinity with nature, developed during solitary walks. Although much of his work is made in the landscape and known through photography, Long also brings natural materials into the gallery space. Somerset Willow Line and Cut Slate Ellipse, both included in ARTIST ROOMS, are two key examples of works made specifically for an architectural setting.

Richard Long, 'Cornish Slate Ellipse' 2009

Richard Long
Cornish Slate Ellipse 2009
Delabole slate
displayed: 7200 x 3420 mm
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008© Richard Long

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