Red Sand Throws in the Gotemba Quarry

Andy Goldsworthy (1956 - )

9 unique cibachrome prints in 3 frames (triptych)

1993

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Japan
    City: Tokyo
    Place: British Embassy

    These photographs document a work of art made by Andy Goldsworthy in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Japan. The work itself consisted of the artist throwing red earth into Lake Tanuki. Goldsworthy is one of a number of contemporary British artists who make transient works of art using natural materials. He uses photography as a medium for recording his works. An inscription under the central group of three photographs tells us that the work was made in the late afternoon, one day in May 1993. Goldsworthy is known for his works in stone, wood, snow, ice and various organic materials.

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    Title
    Red Sand Throws in the Gotemba Quarry
    Date
    1993
    Medium
    9 unique cibachrome prints in 3 frames (triptych)
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Michael Hue-Williams Fine Arts Ltd, March 2000
    Inscription
    br below centre group: RED GOTEMBA QUARRY EARTH THROWN INTO A LAKE TO THE WEST OF MT FUJI. LATE AFTERNOON. ANDY GOLDSWORTHY. JAPAN MAY 1993
    Provenance
    Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art Ltd, London
    GAC number
    17457