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Richard LONG

Great Britain born 1945

Drawing for 'Wood circle' 1976 Description: Drawing for a sculpture May 1976
Materials & Technique: drawings, pencil Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed, l.l., in red pencil "Richard Long"; dated, l.c., in pencil "DÜSSELDORF MAY 1976"
Secondary Insc: inscribed u.l. in pencil "CERTIFICATE (underlined twice) / WOOD CIRCLE (underlined once) / ABOUT 90 PIECES OF WOOD"; inscribed l.c. in pencil "RADIUS 196 CM/ 77' / FIRST. ABOUT 24 PIECES OF WOOD SHOULD BE PLACED AROUND THE PERIMETER TO ROUGHTLY MARK OUT THE CIRCLE. THEN EACH REMAINING PIECE, SELECTED AT RANDOM, SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE GROUND WITHIN THE CIRCLE, NOT TOUCHING ANOTHER PIECE. THE DISTRUBUTION OF WOOD THROUGHOUT THE SCULPTURE IS FAIRLY EVEN, AND THE PATTERN MADE BY THE PIECES IS COMPLETELY RANDOM. / (N.B. THIS DRAWING IS NOT SPECIFIC)".
Dimensions: sheet 29.6 h x 21.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.515
Image rights: © the artist