3.13.2012

Artist : Richard Tuttle

He's at it again, Richard Tuttle. If you all must know, he's right on up there at the top of my list of favorite artists. And of course, I left him out of this list (and Eva Hesse! what was I thinking?!) I've been an admirer of Tuttle's work for years. He says in an interview, "about 1 in 10 people get my work". But, if you give yourself over to it, you'll be hooked. Watch this clip from Art21 about his practice. You can see the entire episode here.



Now here's the catch. He has new work that I would LOVE to share with you but those NY galleries have some express rights to sharing Tuttle's images. I'm wary to get myself into trouble as it doesn't look like anyone else has shared these images with the public but ... head over to Joni Moisant Weyl to check out his latest tile pieces. Here's something that seemed 'safe' to share.

W-Shaped Yellow Canvas, 1967 by Richard Tuttle. Collection of SFMOMA
There's a certain whimsy to Tuttle's work yet he is so serious about what he does. He lives that life that I aspire to live. He's grounded about his practice and just gets on with it.

If you have the chance, you must get hold of a copy of the video about him. It's on Netflix or just buy the darn thing so you can watch it countless times, like myself.

10 comments:

Altoon Sultan said...

I adore Richard Tuttle's work. It's been a great inspiration for my textiles. Thanks for the link to the tiles; they're terrific.

Sonya Philip said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Richard Tuttle many years ago during a reading for his wife, poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. I love his work. I haven't watched the Art21 episode, but will now. Thanks for the link!

Cynthia Monica said...

Richard Tuttle is a fabulous artist. Thanks for blogging about him! I will watch the video to learn more!

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kathrynclark said...

I hear like minds out there! Wow, Sonya, what an amazing experience that must have been. In the movie, he speaks much about his collaborations with his wife. Her poetry is beautiful.

Lari Washburn said...

Ok, I guess I've got some viewing to do. I don't know much about him so I'm excited. Thanks for all your wonderful info!

Sophie Truong said...

Aeurgh..the streaming down here is so bad I can't see it but I'll have to look when I get back. The image is stuck on his small sculptures in the beginning which I love!

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

ai.my computer..maybe he's too old:-)
but ok..i'll try it next time again :-)

Katrina said...

i love tuttle's work. and that he's married to one of my all-time favorite poets: mei mei berssenbrugge. she's collaborated with kiki smith a bunch. and oh, what i'd give to have lunch with the three of them. sigh.

lisa s said...

tuttle is the reason i started my drawing a day project years ago.

i love the wall textiles. and many drawings.... he's a nut [in a good way]. and very inspirational. insane work ethic, no?

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