Richard Long, SCULPTURE, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, 1968

Duration: September 21–October 18, 1968

Dimensions: 8.8 x 14 cm

Further Information: Richard Long first studied at the West of England College of Art in Bristol, before graduating from St. Martin’s School of Art in London in 1968. The young Konrad Fischer, who opened his gallery in 1967 with a show by Carl Andre, was the first gallerist to offer 23-year-old Long a solo show. Under the title Sculpture, Long presented small willow sticks laid out in diagonal arrangements on the gallery floor.

Soon Long became famous for his walks in the landscape, emphasizing the experience of time, space, and natural environments. His materials often included stone, water, wood, etc. Long described his work as following: “It’s a sort of cliché but it’s true in some way. My work is about the characteristics of the planet I live on. Water, stones, mud, sun, snow, wind, mountains, walking, gravity—all of this is universal. My language is everything we share, not the things that make us different.” (cited on the Konrad Fischer Galerie website)


Further Links: Installation view of the show.

Image: Images of this invitation are part of the Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Richard Long