Richard Long (artist)

Richard Long CBE ( born June 2, 1945 in Bristol, England ) is a British land art artists.

Life and work

Long studied from 1962 to 1965 at the West of England College of Art in Bristol and from 1966 to 1968 at the St. Martin's School of Art in London. In 1988 he was awarded the Aachen Art Prize and in 1989 with the Turner Prize. In 1972 he participated in Documenta 5 in Kassel in the departments Individual Mythologies: representing video and idea idea / light, he was at the Documenta 7 in 1982 as an artist. In 1990 he was appointed et des Lettres by the French Government to the Chevalier des Arts. 2009 Long was awarded the Praemium Imperiale.

Richard Long is a representative of the Land Art His artistic work includes conceptual hikes in all parts of the world, which he photographically and textually documented. In the course of these wanderings he creates temporary stone or wood sculptures that are frequently removed after photographic documentation back or left to natural weathering. In museums and galleries installed Long sculptures made of stone and boulders, driftwood or similar raw materials. In addition, often his photographs and maps will be exhibited with marked hiking routes.

Works of Richard Long (excerpt)

  • A line made ​​by walking, England 1967
  • Circle in the Andes, 1972
  • Three circles of stones, 1972
  • A walk of four hours and four circles, 1972, map, on the migration route is entered

Public collections

  • Modern Art Gallery, Schaffhausen
  • Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin ( stone circle " Berlin Circle" )
  • Art Space Alexander Bürkle
  • Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich
  • Museum DKM, Duisburg
  • LehmbruckMuseum, Duisburg ( loan from the DKM Foundation at the LehmbruckMuseum )


Films about Richard Long

  • Walking a Straight Line th Miles Long out back Dartmore England. In 1969.
  • Richard Long, " Omnibus", BBC London 1982
  • Stones and Flies. Richard Long in the Sahara. 1988