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The Time of Space, 2005

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Richard Long

Take only photos, leave only footprints—British Land Art pioneer Richard Long transformed the motto of countless naturalist organizations into art with his seminal 1967 piece A Line Made by Walking, a photograph of a line in a grassy field made literally by walking back and forth, while he was still at student at Saint Martin's School of Art in London. In the decades since, the Bristol-born artist has remained true to his temporal, land-based vision: whether with rocks, mud, or his own two feet, Long has built his career through a conceptual, process-driven practice in which his documentation of interventions in the natural landscape serve as the centerpiece of an oeuvre that also includes drawings and sculptural installation.

Long is the only artist to be short-listed four times for the Turner Prize, winning in 1989 for his piece White Water Line. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2001. Alongside countless exhibitions at internationally renowned institutions over the last 40 years, Long also represented England with his work A Line of 682 Stones at the British Pavilion during the 37th Venice Biennale in 1976.

Take only photos, leave only footprints—British Land Art pioneer Richard Long transformed the motto of countless naturalist organizations into art with his seminal 1967 piece A Line Made by Walking, a photograph of a line in a grassy field made literally by walking back and forth, while he was still at student at Saint Martin's School of Art in London. In the decades since, the Bristol-born artist h […] more

The Time of Space, 2005

The Time of Space presents the documentation of a circle of stones that Long made on a walk to Mount Parnassus in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the mythological home of the Muses, in 1999 only to be dispersed by himself in 2002, 1114 days later. The circle itself no longer exists, although there is documentation to this fact—in a move that is quintessentially Richard Long, he asks instead that we believe in the circle’s temporality, even while being presented with an image of its existence.

This striking signed, numbered, and dated edition pairs photography and text—Long’s favorite forms of documentation—and was produced in a limited run of 98, four-color offset prints. An understated expression of mankind’s drive to create its own monuments and a highly representative work by the artist, The Time of Space also serves as a gentle yet poignant reminder: time and space will eventually erase every mark—even if today we can only believe that it will happen.

The Time of Space presents the documentation of a circle of stones that Long made on a walk to Mount Parnassus in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the mythological home of the Muses, in 1999 only to be dispersed by himself in 2002, 1114 days later. The circle itself no longer exists, although there is […] more

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Richard Long
The Time of Space, 2005

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77 x 52,7 cm

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Four colour offset lithography

Edition:
98, signed and numbered

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