Richard Tuttle

Days, Muses and Stars

Nov 12, 2019 – Jan 11, 2020
New York

Coinciding with an exhibition of Richard Tuttle's drawings from the 1970s, we're thrilled to present an exhibition of the artist's latest sculptural works.

Exhibition Details

Richard Tuttle
Days, Muses and Stars
Nov 12, 2019 – Jan 11, 2020


510 West 25th Street
New York

Above: Richard Tuttle, Cleo (history), 2019 fir plywood, pine lattice stripping, wood glue, nails, spray paints, hot glue, plastic webbing, staples, 35-1/2" × 29-1/2" × 5" (90.2 cm × 74.9 cm × 12.7 cm)© Richard Tuttle

Pace is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Richard Tuttle at 510 West 25th Street. Coinciding with basis, 70s Drawings—Tuttle’s exhibition of ninety-four drawings from the 1970s on view at 540 West 25th Street—this exhibition will feature over twenty new works produced over the summer of 2019 at the artist’s new studio in Maine. Split into three series, Days, Muses, and Stars, these works explore the relationship between what is directly portrayed through picture making and the act of perception. Like all of Tuttle’s work, these new pieces reveal his continuous ability to create a unique visual language that defies categorization and blurs the boundaries between drawing, sculpture, and painting.

The genesis for Richard Tuttle: Days, Muses and Stars stemmed from his time spent at his recently acquired property in Mount Desert, Maine. His expansive new studio and the vast surrounding landscape energized Tuttle with an influx of new ideas, resulting in one of the most productive and fertile times of his artistic career. Comprised largely of plywood and spray paint, these new assemblages draw on a range of influences from the nine muses in Greek mythology, after which some of the works are titled, to broader themes concerning nature and the cosmos.

After a prolific summer of working in his studio in Maine, untethered and in an intense state of inspiration, Richard revealed to us this new body of work. It is some of the most compelling work he has ever made. The energy in this series made it urgent that we show it to the world, hence this special, unplanned exhibition in New York.

—Arne Glimcher, Founder, Pace Gallery


In conjunction with the opening reception for this exhibition, Pace will host a special book signing with the artist in celebration of his forthcoming publication: Richard Tuttle: A Fair Sampling. Collected Writings 1965–2018. The event will take place from 5-7pm at the gallery’s newly opened research library at 540 West 25th street, which holds over 10,000 volumes of Pace’s vast archival materials and catalogues.

The 500-page book, edited by Dieter Schwarz, spans Tuttle’s prolific career as both a poet and artist. Published by Buchhandlung Walther König in Germany, the monograph will be released in January 2020. Advance copies of the book will be available at the event. To RSVP, please visit the event page.