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ArtistRichard Long (Born 1945)
TitleUntitled-1
Series TitleRiver Avon Mud Drawings
Date1997
MediumMud on paper
ProvenanceHaunch of Venison, London
Exhibition"Richard Long", Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 30/6-21/10/2007 (GAC17780/1-7).
Dimensionsheight: 29.70 cm, width: 21.00 cm
Inscriptionnone
AcquisitionPurchased from Haunch of Venison, April 2003
LocationNetherlands, The Hague, British Embassy
GAC number17780/1
 

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Richard Long began using mud in his art in the early 1970s and has created mud works on both a large and small scale. Here the mud has been applied in such a way as to echo its appearance in the environment: a natural material representing nature. The mud used here is from the River Avon, the river running through the area in which Long grew up and lives. By naming the series with the simple and direct title 'River Avon Mud Drawings', Long presents the works in an almost taxonomic way.

Richard Long's works are concerned with his physical and conceptual relationship to the landscape. The raw materials of nature, particularly mud and stone, are integral to his art and reoccur throughout his work. He is known for his documentation of walks through the landscape, some of which are recorded in a textual format, while others are documented through photographs of the impressions made in the landscape by the artist.

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