Richard Tuttle 8th Paper Octagonal 1970

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8th Paper Octagonal
Date 1970
Medium Bond paper, wheat paste
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 1370 x 1100 mm
Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Angela Westwater and David Meitus 2007
On long term loan

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Tuttle’s Paper Octagonals are paper shapes that he cut from a template and glued to the wall. The orientation of the shape can vary from one installation to the next. Tuttle intends that the octagon should disappear into the wall as much as possible. Nonetheless, once noticed, the work becomes strangely present. As an object it is ultra-thin, but it still takes up an awkward place between painting and sculpture.

April 2009

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