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Richard Tuttle, Green XVIII, 2020 ©️ Richard Tuttle

Essays

Artists Respond

Richard Tuttle

As part of our ongoing series of artist responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing circumstances of social distancing and self-quarantining, artist Richard Tuttle has contributed a new sculptural work accompanied by the following poem.

When we 
think of
early Dutch
New York

we do not
think of the
hardships
endured

Perhaps
some but
not all
of them

But if
we did
we could
Survive

Uncle
Phillip
wanted
me to

give up
my crazy
ideas and
have a

nice life
He want
ed me to
survive

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Richard Tuttle

Richard Tuttle has revolutionized the landscape of contemporary art, challenging rules and notions of genre and media. His work exceeds rational determinations, sensitizing viewers to perception and the unconscious, and engages aspects of painting, drawing, sculpture, bookmaking, printmaking, and installation.

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Essays — Artists Respond: Richard Tuttle, Mar 26, 2020