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Richard Tuttle (b. 1941)
Property from the Collection of Melva Bucksbaum
Richard Tuttle (b. 1941)

Audubon, Thoreau

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Richard Tuttle (b. 1941)
Audubon, Thoreau
numbered sequentially ''1'-'12'' (on the reverse of each element)
acrylic, nails and plywood mounted on plywood panel, in twelve parts
each: 14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 cm.)
Executed in 1999.
Provenance
Sperone Westwater, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2003
Exhibited
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000 Whitney Biennial, March–June 2000, p. 208 (detail illustrated).
Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, In Parts: 1998-2001, A Project by Richard Tuttle, December 2001–February 2002, no. 10A (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

“When people comes into that space with my show, I don't want them to think, "This is Richard Tuttle's art." I want them to think, "this is my art."  A lot of galleries are constructed so that the visitor has to come and look at somebody else's art. The more a viewer feels like the work is theirs, the happier I am.” (R. Tuttle quoted in “Walking on Air: A Conversation with Richard Tuttle” from Art in America, 10 April 2009).

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