Richard Long

“Black Dust Hand Line.” Richard Long is known for his solitary work in challenging and uncultivated terrain, leaving behind sculptures created from natural materials, and then creating recollections of his travels in other media. Provenance: Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York.

A pioneer of Conceptual art in Britain, Richard Long is known for sculptures and installations that incorporate the act of walking; his physical journeys lead to artmaking and, finally, to the gallery space. To make his iconic piece A Line Made by Walking (1967), Long photographed a path he made in the grass. The artist has also made sculptures from materials he finds on walks through nature. In other works, he uses his hands to apply mud directly to gallery walls. The durational and material aspects of Long’s work helped pioneer new approaches to sculpture in the 20th century. Long was awarded the Turner Prize in 1989 and has exhibited in cities around the world. His pieces have sold for six figures at auction and belong in the collections of the Tate, the Museum of Modern Art, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, and the National Gallery of Canada.


Collected by a major museum

Represented by internationally recognized galleries.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)|Centre Pompidou|Tate|Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum|The Metropolitan Museum of Art|National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.|Guggenheim Museum Bilbao|Castello di Rivoli|Louisiana Museum of Art|Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden|Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)|Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)|Dallas Museum of Art|Art Institute of Chicago|Nasher Sculpture Center|MCA Chicago|Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Selected exhibitions


Richard Long: Drinking the rivers of Dartmoor, Lisson Gallery


Richard Long: Drinking the rivers of Dartmoor, Lisson Gallery


RICHARD LONG, Konrad Fischer