Richard Long is still taking his walks as artworks during lockdown - ARTnews
30 May 2020
When the coronavirus lockdown hit New York in late March, Richard Long had not one but two gallery exhibitions shuttered shortly after they opened, one at Lisson in Chelsea and one downtown at Sperone Westwater. This after much time and expense was expended installing wall works (executed in situ), multi-part floor sculptures, text works, and photographs. Although he is “sad and disappointed,” Long wrote by email from Bristol, his shows are in “the same boat as many other venues, theatres, sports, etc.” Sperone Westwater has posted a 3-D tour of “Muddy Heaven” on their website. And Lisson, where “FROM A ROLLING STONE TO NOW” debuted, has put online a short video in which the artist is seen placing a row of overlapping grey slate panels on the floor as well as applying tidal mud from England directly to a wall to create a bold horizontal work replete with drips.
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Image: Richard Long installing A slate line bisecting a large grass field (2017).