Richard Long

Richard Long
October 1–December 17, 2016
101 Spring Street
New York, NY

Judd Foundation is pleased to present Richard Long, two large-scale terracotta works by the artist on the ground floor of 101 Spring Street in New York. The installation will open to the public on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Donald Judd wrote on Richard Long’s work throughout the 1970s and into the late 1980s, with regard to the location, process, and exhibition of an artist’s work; and the lack of such support in New York. For Judd, “Competent art made in a place should be shown in that place.” For the temporary installation at 101 Spring Street, Long will use a terracotta slip to make works on the two east walls that extend the length of the building, measuring nearly 60 feet.

In 1988, after an exhibition in Reykjavik, Iceland, Judd acquired and permanently installed Long’s work, Sea Lava Circles, at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Located on a concrete platform that was previously used as a tennis court, Sea Lava Circles is made from volcanic rock collected by Long while in Iceland. In an essay regarding the state of the European art world published in Kunstforum in 1989 Judd definitively stated “Richard Long is the best artist in Europe.” 

Curated by Flavin Judd, the installation is part of an ongoing series that aims to highlight and contextualize the interrelated aspects of Judd’s work and that of his contemporaries. Judd Furniture, writings from the Donald Judd Archives, and selections from the Donald Judd Library in Marfa, Texas will accompany the installation, open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 5:30pm through December 17, 2016.

Public programming will be included throughout the duration of the exhibition, and announced at a later date.

Richard Long is made possible with support from Sperone Westwater.

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Richard Long is made possible with support from Sperone Westwater.