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  • Provenance

    Haunch of Venison, London

  • Exhibited

    London, Haunch of Venison, Richard Long: Here and Now and Then, June 11 - September 27, 2003

  • 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 natural materials like grass and water, and this evolved into the idea of making a sculpture by walking. Richard Long, Bristol, 2000

    The artwork of Richard Long work strives to emulate the experience of nature through minimal elemental materials. In Cornwall Slate Lines, a work completed in 2003, Long displays a systematic process of constructing rough irregular slates of various lengths, a total of 168, to form two sinuous meanders side by side. The slates are chosen at random and wedged longitudinally one to another with one end always in line. The irregularity of each slate in length and shape help to form a curve chosen at random, to capture the spirit of an al fresco walk in the English countryside, where the stones themselves originated.


Cornwall Slate Lines

168 slate stones.

Installation dimensions: 6 x 334 3/5 x 30 in. (15.2 x 849.9 x 76.2 cm) approximately.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £50,400

The Marino Golinelli Collection

13 October 2007, 1pm