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.

  • About the artist
    Andy Goldsworthy is one of several contemporary British artists, like Hamish Fulton and Richard Long, who are associated with ‘Land Art.’ As a boy his first jobs were labouring work on farms – physical activities involving repetitive processes that appealed to him and which he later likened to the way he makes art. He studied fine art at Bradford College of Art in the mid 1970s, completing his BA at Preston Polytechnic in 1978. His first outdoor sculptures were made on the beach at Morecambe Bay while a student in Preston. Since then he has produced sculptures, installations and photographic works in numerous locations around the world. A major retrospective of his work was held in 2007 at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield, for which he made both outdoor and indoor installations.
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  • Details
    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