Sea Lava Circles, 1988
This work by British artist Richard Long was installed by Donald Judd at the Chinati Foundation on a concrete platform formerly used as a tennis court. The work was made in 1988 from volcanic rock collected by the artist in Iceland. It contains three equally spaced concentric circles of stones, each stone touching the next, with the largest circle measuring 13’7″ in diameter.
Richard Long was born in 1945 in Bristol, England, where he currently lives. Major exhibitions include: Richard Long: Time and Space, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK; Richard Long: Heaven and Earth, Tate, London (2009); the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (2007); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2006); Sperone Westwater, New York, and Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2004); Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, Rome and Haunch of Venison, London (2003); Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA (2002); Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2001); Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain and Muso d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy (2000).
On long-term loan from Judd Foundation