Richard Long is one of the most compelling and original of contemporary artists. In creating art based on the activity of walking, he has pioneered new ways of thinking about the relationship between the artist and his environment.
In the range of his walks and in the scope of his international exhibitions, Richard Long has become an artist of the world, transcending the milieu of the 1960s avant-garde in which he first rose to prominence. Though his individual works are simple, cumulatively they from a body of work that is rich and complex, with a universal character. As Long himself says, ‘… the different forms of my work represent freedom and richness — it’s not possible to say “everything” in one way.’
The integrity, purity and formal beauty of Richard Long’s work are admired worldwide. In this book he presents chosen works from some thirty years of his response to landscapes both near and far, and a selection of some of his recent exhibitions.
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