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

Duration: September 21 – October 18, 1968

Dimensions: 8.8 x 14 cm

Further Information: Richard Long studied first at the West of England College of Art in Bristol, and graduated 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, gave the back then 23 years old Long his first solo show ever. Under the title Sculpture Richard Long presented small willow sticks laid out on the gallery floor diagonally aligned.

Soon Long became famous for his walks in the landscape pointing out the experience of time, space and natural environment such stones, 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 website Konrad Fischer Galerie)


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