Richard Long: The Spike Island Tapes

Richard Long: The Spike Island Tapes, Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 & 34 Cork Street, London W1, until 2 April 2015

Richard Long Love Minus Zero/No Limit, 2014 A two panel carborundum relief printed on Hahnemühle Etching White 350 gsm paper 121.5 x 388 cm Edition of 2 Courtesy Richard Long and Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Richard Long
Love Minus Zero/No Limit, 2014
A two panel carborundum relief printed on Hahnemühle Etching White 350 gsm paper
121.5 x 388 cm
Edition of 2
Courtesy Richard Long and Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Richard Long has been printmaking for over forty years – etching, lithography, silkscreen and offset – but for this his first solo exhibition at the gallery he has produced a series of monumental carborundum relief prints. An artistic first for him in size and technique!

Richard Long Guitars, Cadillacs, 2014 A two panel carborundum relief on Moulin Du Gue 350 gsm paper 232 x 209 cm / Image diameter 173 cm Edition of 12 Courtesy Richard Long and Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Richard Long
Guitars, Cadillacs, 2014
A two panel carborundum relief on Moulin Du Gue 350 gsm paper
232 x 209 cm / Image diameter 173 cm
Edition of 12
Courtesy Richard Long and Alan Cristea Gallery, London

The Spike Island Tapes (the name comes from the contemporary arts centre near him in Bristol and the titles of music and songs ‘he just likes’) are a colourful series of seventeen new works formed from a dozen 4 x 8 foot aluminium plates. His working technique allows him to work using his hands on the plate.

Richard Long Fingers on Fire, 2014 A two panel carborundum relief printed on Moulin Du Gue 350gsm paper 248.5 x 242.5 cm Edition of 7 Courtesy Richard Long and Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Richard Long
Fingers on Fire, 2014
A two panel carborundum relief printed on Moulin Du Gue 350gsm paper
248.5 x 242.5 cm
Edition of 7
Courtesy Richard Long and Alan Cristea Gallery, London

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