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Mississippi River Blues

Richard Long

Allen Center
500 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77002


Mississippi River Blues, 2014

Four panel carborundum relief printed in Titanium White Ink on Hahnemuhle Etching White 350 gsm paper painted with a Mars Black acrylic wash.                                            76 3/8″ x 191 1/4″

Richard Long (b.1945) is an English sculptor and one of the best known British land artists. Several of his works were based around walks that he has made, and as well as land based natural sculpture, he uses the mediums of photography, text and maps of the landscape he has walked over. He currently lives and works in Bristol, the city in which he was born. Long studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art before going on to create work using various media including sculpture, photography and text. His work is on permanent display in Britain at the Tate and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery as well as galleries in America, Switzerland and Australia.