Richard Long, 'Africa Footprints', 1986

Richard Long, 'Africa Footprints', 1986

Richard Long (born 1945)
'Africa Footprints'
1986
Collotype in brown ink on paper
Museum no. E.340-1986
© Richard Long

This print was made for a famine charity appeal. It reproduces the artist's muddy footprints marking out a map of Africa. Although alluding to Long's own walks, it also suggests the journeys undertaken by poverty-stricken people walking long distances in search of food aid.