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Richard Long’s restaged clay work sells to Middle Eastern collector

Muddy Water Circle celebrates artist’s return to Lisson Gallery

Richard Long, Muddy Water Circle, 1994. Photo: James Wainman

To celebrate his return to Lisson Gallery (FL, B10; FM, E7), the British land artist Richard Long has restaged one of his seminal works, Muddy Water Circle, 1994, at Frieze Masters.

The 3.5m circular clay work has sold to a private Middle Eastern collector. Each of the mud works can only exist in one iteration at a time, so the piece will be destroyed and then remade in the Middle East. The gallery declined to confirm prices, but mud works of this scale usually sell for around $80,000.

It is the artist’s first work for the gallery since he rejoined in February. Lisson represented Long between 1973 and 1980; the artist left for Anthony d’Offay Gallery and, when D’Offay closed, joined Haunch of Venison gallery, which closed earlier this year.

Lisson is now planning a major show of Long’s works for May 2014.

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18 Oct 13
11:43 CET


I appreciate Richard Long in the way he he work in nature or used nature materials for his created works.

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