River Stone Prints – Portfolio, 1995
Nine prints on japanese paper by printing press, 42 x 29,5 cm
Portfolio n.16/20 of nine different prints
Signature and numeration on the lower front: Richard Long, from 1/9 to 9/9
First page with title 'River Stone Prints' by Richard Long
Last page signed by the artist with number of edition and description of the work
The box includes the images of nine river stones picked up by Richard Long in Pellice Valley on September 1994
Print: Laura Salvi, Rome
Editor: Laura Salvi, Rome
Richard Long Prints 1970 - 2013, p.38
Richard Long is a visual artist, photographer and sculptor, very important exponent of the Land Art.
The work illustrates the artist’s trip along the Pellice Valley through the sketches of the river stones picked up along the way.
Long describes the man who walks in the landscape, interfering and talking with him.
The sequentiality of the journey becomes the sequentiality of the line, the reordering of natural chaos through art, which tends to rhythmically gather the graphemes.
The relationship between the Land art and the primitive languages should be pointed out.
The works of the artist are exposed in the most important collections of contemporary art and in the world’s greatest museums.