Talk:Richard Long (artist)

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Unreferenced list of Exhibitions[edit]

The list of Solo Exhibitions is currently more or less useless (and possibly WP:OR) as there are no references - the nice-looking bluelinks just take you to articles about the places concerned, with no information about the exhibitions at all. We could either delete the list, or gather references for the major exhibitions (and probably delete the minor ones). Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:00, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Indeed, Chiswick Chap! I've removed the lists of both solo and group exhibitions. They added little or nothing to our understanding of Long and his work, though of course they provided plenty of publicity for the commercial art galleries in the lists. I note that these lists were added, along with most of the rest of the current content, by Jcohensh, whose only edits have been to this article; I also note that the James Cohan Gallery (which has a branch in Shanghai) claims to represent Long. I've tagged this page accordingly.
On the other hand, I don't see any reason why there shouldn't be, as you rightly suggest, referenced discussion here of significant exhibitions of the artist's work, if any non-connected editor feels inclined to add some. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 22:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
There should be some (and even a cited list); Long is a major artist and reliable sources must exist. Chiswick Chap (talk) 07:43, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

More COI?[edit]

Further to the above, I also note that IP address 98.113.154.250, which recently edited the page and left an edit summary starting "we …", is associated with the host gateway.speronewestwater.com. Sperone Westwater is an art gallery that sells or has sold works by Long. I've tagged this page accordingly. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 23:02, 2 September 2015 (UTC) REEEEEEE — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C5:105:DB00:84FE:7C3C:B58F:E018 (talk) 10:44, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

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Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Note: I've done my best to limit the damage here by restoring most of the previous text that Jcohensh over-wrote with his/her copyvio screed. Nevertheless, I've swept away a mass of good-faith work by bona-fide editors, and the whole page needs to be rewritten. It is very possible that I've inadvertently removed some good text subsequently added by other people; please feel free to restore if you see that I have done so. My apologies to those whose time and efforts have gone to waste here. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 00:32, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Richard's efforts 'inspired by Houghton Hall'[edit]

Here they are: http://www.edp24.co.uk/going-out/new-exhibition-by-turner-prize-winning-artist-richard-long-features-seven-works-inspired-by-houghton-hall-1-4994291

The story of the Emperor's New Clothes seems relevant.

Varnebank (talk) 18:30, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Perhaps this article needs 'Criticism' section. Here's an example of a critic who was underwhelmed: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2009/jun/07/richard-long-heaven-and-earth-tate-britainVarnebank (talk) 22:59, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

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