Charles Long
b. 1958
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Charles LONG
PaleTwinPureIntimacy2 (Detail)
2016

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Charles LONG
PaleTwinPureIntimacy2 (Detail)
2016

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Charles LONG
PaleTwinPureIntimacy2
2016
platinum silicone with pigment, stainless steel and pedestal
overall: 72 x 23 x 18 inches; 182.9 x 58.4 x 45.7 cm
sculpture: 32 x 20 x 13 1/2 inches; 81.3 x 50.8 x 34.3 cm
pedestal: 40 x 20 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches; 101.6 x 52.1 x 39.4 cm
(TBG 17796)

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Charles LONG
PeoplewareUready1
2016
platinum silicone with pigment, stainless steel and pedestal
overall: 67 1/2 x 28 x 21 inches; 171.5 x 71.1 x 53.3 cm
sculpture: 27 x 23 x 19 inches; 68.6 x 58.4 x 48.3 cm
pedestal: 40 x 23 1/2 x 18 inches; 101.6 x 59.7 x 45.7 cm
(TBG 17978)

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Charles LONG
PeoplewareUready1 (Detail)
2016

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Charles LONG
PeoplewareUready1 (Detail)
2016

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2016
graphite on paper
33 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches; 85.7 x 61.6 cm (framed)
31 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches; 80 x 56.5 cm (unframed)
(TBG 18069)

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Charles LONG
Untitled 
2016
pastel on paper
27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches; 70.5 x 54 cm (framed)
25 1/2 x 19 inches; 64.8 x 48.3 cm (unframed)
(TBG 18071)

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Charles LONG
Bluedral
2014
patina on bronze
10.25 x 12 x 4.5 inches

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Charles LONG
Seirse
2014
patina on bronze
scultpure: 45 x 17 x 18 inches
pedestal: 20 1/4 x 22 x 22 inches
Edition of 3, 2 APs

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Charles LONG
Quisquose
2014
patina on bronze and steel
88 x 22 x 30 inches

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Charles LONG
Hulhm
2014
pastel on photograph
Frame size: 37 7/8 x 26 7/8 inches; 96.2 x 68.3 cm
Image size: 35 x 24 inches; 88.9 x 61 cm

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Charles LONG
Anthropocene crust: Electra
2013
Hydrocal and found objects
30 x 27 x 22 inches; 76.2 x 68.6 x 55.9 cm
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Charles LONG
Untitled
2013
bronze and lead
120 x 48 x 48 inches; 304.8 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm
Installed at Frieze New York Sculpture Park, Governors Island, New York, 2013

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2012
steel, fabric, ecopoxy, and pigment
90 x 65 x 31 inches; 228.6 x 165 x 78.7 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2012
steel, fabric, ecopoxy, and pigment
88 x 30 x 32 inches; 223.5 x 76.2 x 81.3 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2012
steel, reinforced ecopoxy, and pigmented gel coat
99 x 58 x 28 1/2 inches; 251.5 x 147.3 x 72.4 cm

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Charles Long
Untitled
2012
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel with found objects
40 x 74 x 32 inches; 101.6 x 188 x 81.3 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2011
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel and found objects
54 x 54 x 31 inches; 137.2 x 137.2 x 78.7 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2011
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel and found objects
54 x 54 x 31 inches; 137.2 x 137.2 x 78.7 cm

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Charles Long
Untitled
2010
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel with found objects
51 x 51 x 32 inches; 129.5 x 129.5 x 81.3 cm

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Charles Long
Untitled
2010
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel with found objects
51 x 51 x 32 inches; 129.5 x 129.5 x 81.3 cm

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Charles Long
Untitled
2010
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel with found objects
51 x 51 x 32 inches; 129.5 x 129.5 x 81.3 cm
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Charles Long
Untitled
2009
papier maché, plaster, steel, acrylic, river sediment and debris
127 x 36 x 40 inches; 322.6 x 91.4 x 101.6 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2009
acrylic over steel, mixed media
100 x 58 x 27 inches; 254 x 147.3 x 68.6 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2008
papier maché, plaster, steel, acrylic, river sediment and debris
127 x 36 x 39 inches; 322.6 x 91.4 x 99 cm

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Charles LONG
untitled
2006
stoneware
12 x 6 x 6  inches; 30.5 x 15 x 15 cm

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Charles LONG
untitled
2006
stoneware
8 x 8 x 13 1/2 inches; 20.3 x 20.3 x 34.3 cm

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Charles LONG
untitled
2006
stoneware
18 1/2 x 15 x 15 inches; 47 x 38 x 38 cm 

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Charles LONG
What's Left Out is Not Here
2005
steel and found objects
124 x 29 x 88 inches; 314.96 x 73.66 x 223.52 cm

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Charles LONG
S.O.L.I.
2005
steel, mesh, light, lenses, chenille, electrical transformers
38 x 24 x 22 inches

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Charles LONG
He Woke Me Up Again
2005
plaster, steel, papier-mache, found objects, light, mesh, ceramic, debris, rust
101 x 97 x 43 inches

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Charles LONG
Agnes Martin Kippenberger
2005
steel, concrete, debris
61 x 51 x 49 inches

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Charles LONG
The Scattered Tamarack
2004
Steel, plaster, paper machè, Honey's ashes, rust, and patina
137 x 46 x 34 inches,  348 x 116 7/8 x 86 3/8 cm

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Charles LONG
Winterwork
2004
Steel, plaster, paper machè
71 x 45 x 31 inches, 180 3/8  x 114 1/3 x 78 3/4 cm

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Charles LONG
A Marvelous Science
2004
Steel, aluminum, glazed ceramic
99 x 50 x 36 inches, 251.5 x 127 x 91.5  cm

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Charles LONG
Oblivion Parkway
2003
Mixed media
99 x 53 x 46 inches, 251 1/2 x 134 5/8 x 116 7/8 cm

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Charles LONG
More Like a Dream Than a Scheme
2003
mixed media
89 x 33 x 27 inches

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Charles LONG
Twelve Soups
2003
mixed media
53 x 58 x 24 inches, 134.5 x 147.3  x 61 cm

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Charles Long
Progressive Insurance Commission
2000

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Charles LONG
Extinction Cords
1998-2000
rubber and brass in 3 parts
installation dimensions variable
Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Charles LONG
Extinction Cords
1998-2000
rubber and brass in 3 parts
installation dimensions variable
Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Charles LONG
My Colorful Family
1998
Rubber and wood
108 x 48 x 7 inches

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Charles LONG
U.O.B.
1997
Rubber, rhinestones, plaster, styrofoam, wood, coffee grounds and acrylic
30 x 75 x 22 inches; 76.20 x 190.50 x 55.88 cm

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Charles LONG
Organic French Peruvian
1997
Coffee grounds, acrylic, styrofoam, lamp fixture and wood
68 x 22 x 22 inches

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Charles LONG
Andy Warhol
1993-98
Rubber, wood and single hair from Andy Warhol wig
Edition of 3

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Charles LONG
The Organizer
1996
Enamel over plaster, sytrofoam, sculpy, wood and steel
Open: 65 x 48 x 28 ins Closed: 36 x 48 x 28 ins

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Charles LONG
Measureless Perfect Half
1996
Aluminum, coffee grounds, acrylic and styrofoam
65 x 23 x 12 inches (165.10 x 58.42 x 30.48 cm.)
Edition of 3

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Charles LONG
Escort (right) Personality (left)
1996
Pigmented pulp over armature Right: 66 x 41 x 35 inches
Left: 89 x 40 x 42 inches

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Charles LONG
*
1996
Bronze, coffee grounds, acrylic and styrofoam
61 1/2 x 22 x 22 inches; 156 x 56 x 56 cm
Edition of 2

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Charles LONG
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Detail
1996
Bronze, coffee grounds, acrylic and styrofoam
61 1/2 x 22 x 22 inches; 156 x 56 x 56 cm
Edition of 2

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Charles LONG
Young Americans
1996
Installation view
Saatchi Gallery, London

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Charles LONG
Buloop, Buloop
1995
Rubber, sound equipment, watercooler
48 x 15 x 14 inches
Edition of 3

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Charles LONG
Buloop, Buloop
Installation view
1995
Rubber, sound equipment, watercooler
48 x 15 x 14 inches
Edition of 3

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Charles LONG
Bubble Gum Station
1995
Modeling clay, sound equipment, furniture
91 ins high x 60 ins diameter

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Charles LONG
3 To 1 In Groovy Green
1995
Lacquer on plastic, sound equipment, table, sofa
28 x 54 x 22 inches
edition of 3; 1 AP

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Charles LONG
Untitled (Metallic blue)
1993-95
Laquer over plastic, steel
23 x 30 1/2 x 25 inches

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Charles LONG
Abe Lincoln
1992-95
Rubber over armature with single hair
48 x 25 x 25 inches

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Charles LONG
Superfluidity
1992
pennies, steel
21 x 26 x 21 inches; 53.3 x 66 x 53.3 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled (Special)
1998
Plaster and found object
30 x 13 x 12 inches

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Charles LONG
PaleTwinPureIntimacy2 (Detail)
2016

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Charles LONG
PaleTwinPureIntimacy2 (Detail)
2016

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Charles LONG
PaleTwinPureIntimacy2
2016
platinum silicone with pigment, stainless steel and pedestal
overall: 72 x 23 x 18 inches; 182.9 x 58.4 x 45.7 cm
sculpture: 32 x 20 x 13 1/2 inches; 81.3 x 50.8 x 34.3 cm
pedestal: 40 x 20 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches; 101.6 x 52.1 x 39.4 cm
(TBG 17796)

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Charles LONG
PeoplewareUready1
2016
platinum silicone with pigment, stainless steel and pedestal
overall: 67 1/2 x 28 x 21 inches; 171.5 x 71.1 x 53.3 cm
sculpture: 27 x 23 x 19 inches; 68.6 x 58.4 x 48.3 cm
pedestal: 40 x 23 1/2 x 18 inches; 101.6 x 59.7 x 45.7 cm
(TBG 17978)

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Charles LONG
PeoplewareUready1 (Detail)
2016

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Charles LONG
PeoplewareUready1 (Detail)
2016

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2016
graphite on paper
33 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches; 85.7 x 61.6 cm (framed)
31 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches; 80 x 56.5 cm (unframed)
(TBG 18069)

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Charles LONG
Untitled 
2016
pastel on paper
27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches; 70.5 x 54 cm (framed)
25 1/2 x 19 inches; 64.8 x 48.3 cm (unframed)
(TBG 18071)

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Charles LONG
Bluedral
2014
patina on bronze
10.25 x 12 x 4.5 inches

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Charles LONG
Seirse
2014
patina on bronze
scultpure: 45 x 17 x 18 inches
pedestal: 20 1/4 x 22 x 22 inches
Edition of 3, 2 APs

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Charles LONG
Quisquose
2014
patina on bronze and steel
88 x 22 x 30 inches

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Charles LONG
Hulhm
2014
pastel on photograph
Frame size: 37 7/8 x 26 7/8 inches; 96.2 x 68.3 cm
Image size: 35 x 24 inches; 88.9 x 61 cm

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Charles LONG
Anthropocene crust: Electra
2013
Hydrocal and found objects
30 x 27 x 22 inches; 76.2 x 68.6 x 55.9 cm
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Charles LONG
Untitled
2013
bronze and lead
120 x 48 x 48 inches; 304.8 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm
Installed at Frieze New York Sculpture Park, Governors Island, New York, 2013

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2012
steel, fabric, ecopoxy, and pigment
90 x 65 x 31 inches; 228.6 x 165 x 78.7 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2012
steel, fabric, ecopoxy, and pigment
88 x 30 x 32 inches; 223.5 x 76.2 x 81.3 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2012
steel, reinforced ecopoxy, and pigmented gel coat
99 x 58 x 28 1/2 inches; 251.5 x 147.3 x 72.4 cm

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Charles Long
Untitled
2012
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel with found objects
40 x 74 x 32 inches; 101.6 x 188 x 81.3 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2011
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel and found objects
54 x 54 x 31 inches; 137.2 x 137.2 x 78.7 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2011
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel and found objects
54 x 54 x 31 inches; 137.2 x 137.2 x 78.7 cm

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Charles Long
Untitled
2010
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel with found objects
51 x 51 x 32 inches; 129.5 x 129.5 x 81.3 cm

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Charles Long
Untitled
2010
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel with found objects
51 x 51 x 32 inches; 129.5 x 129.5 x 81.3 cm

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Charles Long
Untitled
2010
aqua-resin fiberglass and latex paint over steel with found objects
51 x 51 x 32 inches; 129.5 x 129.5 x 81.3 cm
DETAIL

 

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Charles Long
Untitled
2009
papier maché, plaster, steel, acrylic, river sediment and debris
127 x 36 x 40 inches; 322.6 x 91.4 x 101.6 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2009
acrylic over steel, mixed media
100 x 58 x 27 inches; 254 x 147.3 x 68.6 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled
2008
papier maché, plaster, steel, acrylic, river sediment and debris
127 x 36 x 39 inches; 322.6 x 91.4 x 99 cm

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Charles LONG
untitled
2006
stoneware
12 x 6 x 6  inches; 30.5 x 15 x 15 cm

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Charles LONG
untitled
2006
stoneware
8 x 8 x 13 1/2 inches; 20.3 x 20.3 x 34.3 cm

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Charles LONG
untitled
2006
stoneware
18 1/2 x 15 x 15 inches; 47 x 38 x 38 cm 

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Charles LONG
What's Left Out is Not Here
2005
steel and found objects
124 x 29 x 88 inches; 314.96 x 73.66 x 223.52 cm

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Charles LONG
S.O.L.I.
2005
steel, mesh, light, lenses, chenille, electrical transformers
38 x 24 x 22 inches

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Charles LONG
He Woke Me Up Again
2005
plaster, steel, papier-mache, found objects, light, mesh, ceramic, debris, rust
101 x 97 x 43 inches

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Charles LONG
Agnes Martin Kippenberger
2005
steel, concrete, debris
61 x 51 x 49 inches

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Charles LONG
The Scattered Tamarack
2004
Steel, plaster, paper machè, Honey's ashes, rust, and patina
137 x 46 x 34 inches,  348 x 116 7/8 x 86 3/8 cm

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Charles LONG
Winterwork
2004
Steel, plaster, paper machè
71 x 45 x 31 inches, 180 3/8  x 114 1/3 x 78 3/4 cm

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Charles LONG
A Marvelous Science
2004
Steel, aluminum, glazed ceramic
99 x 50 x 36 inches, 251.5 x 127 x 91.5  cm

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Charles LONG
Oblivion Parkway
2003
Mixed media
99 x 53 x 46 inches, 251 1/2 x 134 5/8 x 116 7/8 cm

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Charles LONG
More Like a Dream Than a Scheme
2003
mixed media
89 x 33 x 27 inches

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Charles LONG
Twelve Soups
2003
mixed media
53 x 58 x 24 inches, 134.5 x 147.3  x 61 cm

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Charles Long
Progressive Insurance Commission
2000

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Charles LONG
Extinction Cords
1998-2000
rubber and brass in 3 parts
installation dimensions variable
Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Charles LONG
Extinction Cords
1998-2000
rubber and brass in 3 parts
installation dimensions variable
Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Charles LONG
My Colorful Family
1998
Rubber and wood
108 x 48 x 7 inches

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Charles LONG
U.O.B.
1997
Rubber, rhinestones, plaster, styrofoam, wood, coffee grounds and acrylic
30 x 75 x 22 inches; 76.20 x 190.50 x 55.88 cm

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Charles LONG
Organic French Peruvian
1997
Coffee grounds, acrylic, styrofoam, lamp fixture and wood
68 x 22 x 22 inches

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Charles LONG
Andy Warhol
1993-98
Rubber, wood and single hair from Andy Warhol wig
Edition of 3

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Charles LONG
The Organizer
1996
Enamel over plaster, sytrofoam, sculpy, wood and steel
Open: 65 x 48 x 28 ins Closed: 36 x 48 x 28 ins

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Charles LONG
Measureless Perfect Half
1996
Aluminum, coffee grounds, acrylic and styrofoam
65 x 23 x 12 inches (165.10 x 58.42 x 30.48 cm.)
Edition of 3

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Charles LONG
Escort (right) Personality (left)
1996
Pigmented pulp over armature Right: 66 x 41 x 35 inches
Left: 89 x 40 x 42 inches

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Charles LONG
*
1996
Bronze, coffee grounds, acrylic and styrofoam
61 1/2 x 22 x 22 inches; 156 x 56 x 56 cm
Edition of 2

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Charles LONG
*
Detail
1996
Bronze, coffee grounds, acrylic and styrofoam
61 1/2 x 22 x 22 inches; 156 x 56 x 56 cm
Edition of 2

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Charles LONG
Young Americans
1996
Installation view
Saatchi Gallery, London

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Charles LONG
Buloop, Buloop
1995
Rubber, sound equipment, watercooler
48 x 15 x 14 inches
Edition of 3

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Charles LONG
Buloop, Buloop
Installation view
1995
Rubber, sound equipment, watercooler
48 x 15 x 14 inches
Edition of 3

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Charles LONG
Bubble Gum Station
1995
Modeling clay, sound equipment, furniture
91 ins high x 60 ins diameter

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Charles LONG
3 To 1 In Groovy Green
1995
Lacquer on plastic, sound equipment, table, sofa
28 x 54 x 22 inches
edition of 3; 1 AP

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Charles LONG
Untitled (Metallic blue)
1993-95
Laquer over plastic, steel
23 x 30 1/2 x 25 inches

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Charles LONG
Abe Lincoln
1992-95
Rubber over armature with single hair
48 x 25 x 25 inches

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Charles LONG
Superfluidity
1992
pennies, steel
21 x 26 x 21 inches; 53.3 x 66 x 53.3 cm

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Charles LONG
Untitled (Special)
1998
Plaster and found object
30 x 13 x 12 inches

Biography

Since the early 1990’s, Charles Long has explored the possibilities of sculpture through a rich vocabulary of materials, colors, images and shapes. Incorporating references to art history, popular culture, nature and his own experiences, Long’s work embraces modernist convention as a means of connecting inner and outer realities, forming pathways between one’s mental and bodily experiences and the surrounding environment. Through his many bodies of work over the years, the artist has consistently confronted formal parameters associated with sculpture as obstacles to push beyond, seeing modernism’s trajectory as unfinished and full of possibility.

 

Born in 1958 in Long Branch, New Jersey, Long currently lives and works in California. In 1981, he received a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art while also participating in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program that year, and later earned an MFA from Yale University in New Haven in 1988. Since then, the artist has received a number of honors and awards, most recently the 2008 Award of Merit Medal for Sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. He currently teaches as a professor in the Art Department at the University of California, Riverside.

 

Throughout the past two decades, Long’s work has been the subject of major exhibitions worldwide. His most important solo presentations include CATALIN at The Contemporary Austin in Texas (2014), Fountainhead, a public commission in Dallas, Texas organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center (2013), Pet Sounds at Madison Square Park in New York City (2012), Seeing Green, a solo project in

 conjunction with All of this and nothing: The 6th Hammer Invitational at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2011), 100 Pounds of Clay at Orange County Museum of Art in California (2010), and More Like a Dream Than a Scheme at David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University in Rhode Island, which traveled to SITE Santa Fe in New Mexico (2005).
 

His work was featured twice in the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (1997, 2008), and has also been included in notable group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, SculptureCenter in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, among other museums.

 

His work is represented in important public and private collections worldwide, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, St. Louis Art Museum in Missouri, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

Exhibitions
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b 4 u
5 January - 4 February 2017
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Gallery 1
11 September - 18 October 2014
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Work From the 1990s
12 June - 1 August 2014
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The Contemporary Austin, TX
18 January - 20 April 2014
Talks
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Charles Long in conversation with Dr. Thomas Zummer
September 13, 2014
Publications
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Jarla Partilager, Berlin
2013
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Madison Square Park Conservancy
2012
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More Like a Dream Than a Scheme
2005
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Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
2000