The Art of Richard Tuttle

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“Richard Tuttle has thrown into question nearly every conceivable artistic convention and critical category to create an enormously inventive body of abstract work — one that embraces and intermingles drawing, painting, collage, book-making, sculpture, and design. From his spare yet enigmatic forms of the 1960s to his complex, multi-faceted assemblages and installations of more recent years, Tuttle’s primary impetus throughout has been to craft unique objects, using everyday, often ephemeral materials, that demand to be confronted on their own terms. The relentless individuality of his aesthetic vision has earned him standing as one of the most provocative and influential artists of his day. This richly illustrated and strikingly designed catalogue, the most authoritative volume ever published on this prolific artist, presents nearly four hundred reproductions of artworks from across his oeuvre and documentary photographs of his creative process. Essays by a distinguished group of writers trace the arc of Tuttle’s career, addressing topics such as the philosophical underpinnings of his artistic method; his sensitive handling of diverse materials; his lifelong engagement with drawing and its expansion into three-dimensional space; his groundbreaking solo exhibitions and their critical reception in the United States and Europe; his complex play with the conventions of language; and his innovative artist’s books, many of which are collaborations with poets.”


Edited by Madeleine Grynsztejn: The Art of Richard Tuttle (HARDCOVER). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / New York: Museum of Modern Art / Distributed Art Publishers, 2005. Very large oversized squarish 4to in publishers hardcover with jacket. 394 pages, richly illustrated. Text in English. Fine well preserved and clean copy

First edition

Foreword by Neal Benezra; essays by Cornelia H. Butler, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Richard Shiff, Katy Siegel, and Robert Storr; additional contributions by Tara McDowell, Elizabeth A. T. Smith, Richard Tuttle, Adam D. Weinberg, and Charles Wylie

The Art of Richard Tuttle