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Ring of Verde di Prato Stone
1985 - stone

The artist worked inside the former hayloft of the fattoria building as well as in a field near the villa, behind the large aviary, to create two complementary installations.
For the first part of his work, Long used a material dear to Tuscans and to Giuliano Gori in particular: the local green stone known as "verde di Prato." Chosen from the discarded material of Prato's former quarry which is only a few miles from the Collection, the stones were arranged to make a large circle (total diameter 6.2m). This material, which can still be admired on the façades of the Gothic and Romanic churches in Tuscany, has a surface with rich tones of green, as well as veins of black and white. All of these colors contrast with the red brick floor on which the stones rest.

Richard Long

Richard Long was born in 1945.
Among his recent one-man shows we recall here: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf (1994), New York Public Library (1994); Philadelphia Museum of Art (1994), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (1994); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (1994); Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (1996); National Gallery of Modern Art, Kyoto (1996); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (1996); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth (1996); Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg (1997); The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (1997); Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, UK (1997); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (1998); Kunstverein Hannover (1999); Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao (2000); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trent (2000); Museu Serralves, Porto (2001); Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (2001); Tate St. Ives, St. Ives (2002); New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, East Winterslow, UK; Haunch of Venison, London (2003); Sinagoga Stommeln, Stommeln (2004); Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2006) ; Villa Litta, Varese (2007); Galleria Loran O'Neill, Rome (2008); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2013).

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