Richard Long

Silbury Hill

About this artwork

Long’s signature practice involves taking solitary walks in uncultivated areas. While travelling the artist sets himself specific tasks, such as walking a straight line for a predetermined distance; never making permanent alterations to the landscape. In this work, Long has combined photography and text to create a context in which his sculpture is viewed. It includes a photograph of Silbury Hill above text relating to the legend of the hill; a photograph of the sculpture; and a description of the sculpture: ‘The sculpture at this space is the same length as a straight walk from the bottom of Silbury Hill in Wiltshire to the top’.

  • title:
    Silbury Hill
  • accession number:
    AL00214
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  • materials:
    Typed text and postcard
  • date created:
    1970 - 1971
  • measurements:
    30.80 x 19.80 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010
  • copyright:
    © Richard Long. All Rights Reserved, DACS, London 2019.
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Richard Long

Richard Long