Poem in corner n°1, 1991
Richard Tuttle was born in New Jersey in 1941 and lives and works between New York and New Mexico. His work from 1960 onwards, associated with post-minimalism, employed a variety of media including sculpture and drawing. The use of poor materials (fabric, cardboard, wire) and a certain fragility, lend his works an “anti-spectacular” dimension. His works “only look like themselves” – thus escaping interpretation – and are as valid for the relationships they maintain amongst themselves within a series or exhibition as they are when considered in isolation. For this reason, the artist allocates great importance to how the works are hung and the spacing and rhythm of the exhibition. Richard Tuttle has worked on several occasions with the Documenta in Kassel and in 1995 was awarded a retrospective exhibition in six American museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York.