Richard Tuttle

8th Paper Octagonal

1970

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Not on display

Artist
Richard Tuttle born 1941
Medium
Bond paper, wheat paste
Dimensions
Unconfirmed: 1370 × 1100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Tate Americas Foundation, courtesy of David Meitus and Angela Westwater 2013
Reference
T14136

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, April 2009

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