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Richard Long
Rock Drawings represents Long’s first print series. Each of the screenprints is made from a photograph of an original rock rubbing, produced on an eight-day walk from the Rimrock area of the Mojave Desert in Southern California, in January 1994. The area is extremely dry and the landscape is studded with rocks and boulders. The dryness made it the perfect location for making rock rubbings. Richard Long has made walking into a form of sculpture. He has remarked that ‘A walk is a line of footsteps, a sculpture is a line of stones. They’re interchangeable and complementary. For me, walking can liberate the imagination. Through the rhythms of walking, sleeping, walking, sleeping, I can understand better the rhythms of nature’.
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Screenprint – three screens for each rock drawing printed on 300gsm VelinArches paper. From a series of 13 screenprints titled Rock Drawings published by The Paragon Press in 1994.



Richard Long
Richard Long (born 1945) is an English sculptor, photographer and painter, and now seen as the leader of British land artists. Born in Bristol, Long studied at St Martin’s School of Art and Design, London, during 1966–68. From early on the artist established a pattern of marathon walks in remote areas from which he would bring back vestigial traces, such as stones, mud and driftwood, along with documentation, such as maps and photographs, to give landscapes a presence in the exhibition space. He has exhibited internationally since 1968 and is the only artist to have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize four times, winning the award in 1989. Meanwhile 2017 has seen an outstanding exhibition of new works, ‘Earth Sky,’ at Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, and a new installation for the Lisson Gallery’s 50th anniversary show in London.

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Screenprint
Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through.
Screenprint
Edition of 35
Certificate signed, dated & numbered by the artist

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Sheet size
79 x 73.5cm
31 x 28.9in

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Rock Drawings represents Long’s first print series. Each of the screenprints is made from a photograph of an original rock rubbing, produced on an eight-day walk from the Rimrock area of the Mojave Desert in Southern California, in January 1994. The area is extremely dry and the landscape is studded with rocks and boulders. The dryness made it the perfect location for making rock rubbings. Richard Long has made walking into a form of sculpture. He has remarked that ‘A walk is a line of footsteps, a sculpture is a line of stones. They’re interchangeable and complementary. For me, walking can liberate the imagination. Through the rhythms of walking, sleeping, walking, sleeping, I can understand better the rhythms of nature’.

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First Name Richard
Last Name Long
Artist Description Richard Long (born 1945) is an English sculptor, photographer and painter, and now seen as the leader of British land artists. Born in Bristol, Long studied at St Martin’s School of Art and Design, London, during 1966–68. From early on the artist established a pattern of marathon walks in remote areas from which he would bring back vestigial traces, such as stones, mud and driftwood, along with documentation, such as maps and photographs, to give landscapes a presence in the exhibition space. He has exhibited internationally since 1968 and is the only artist to have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize four times, winning the award in 1989. Meanwhile 2017 has seen an outstanding exhibition of new works, ‘Earth Sky,’ at Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, and a new installation for the Lisson Gallery’s 50th anniversary show in London.
Edition of 35
Ed Date 1994
Inscriptions Certificate signed, dated & numbered by the artist
Short Technique Screenprint
Sheet Size 79 x 73.5cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 31 x 28.9in
Image Size n/a
Image Size (inches) No
Technical Description

Screenprint – three screens for each rock drawing printed on 300gsm VelinArches paper. From a series of 13 screenprints titled Rock Drawings published by The Paragon Press in 1994.

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