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  • Provenance

    Galerie Tschudi, Glarus

  • Exhibited

    Zuoz, Galerie Tschudi, Richard Long, 2002

  • Catalogue Essay

    Nature has always been recorded by artists, from pre-historic cave paintings to 20th century landscape photography. I too wanted to make nature the subject of my work, but in new ways. I started working outside using materials like grass and this evolved into the idea of making a sculpture by walking. Walking itself has a cultural history,from Pilgrims to the wandering Japanese poets, the English Romantics and contemporary long-distance walkers. I consider my landscape sculptures inhabit the rich territory between two ideological positions,namely that of making ‘monuments' or conversely, of ‘leaving only footprints'. Over the years these sculptures have explored some of the variables of transience, permanence, visibility or recognition. A sculpture may be moved, dispersed, carried. Stones can be used as markers of time or distance, or exist as parts of a huge, yet anonymous, sculpture. On a mountain walk a sculpture could be made above the clouds, perhaps in a remote region, bringing an imaginative freedom about how, or where, art can be made in the world.(Richard Long, 2000, taken from www.richardlong.org)

WORKS FROM THE THYSSEN BORNEMISZA CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTIONS TO BENEFIT ICELAND'S LIVING ART MUSEUM

28

Winter Solstice Circle

2002
White Rhone Valley river stones and green Marmorera stones.
Diameter: 560 cm.(220 in).; height: 50 cm. (20 in).
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £91,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

12 Feb 2009, 7pm
London