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Artist: Richard Tuttle, American, born 1941

Loose Leaf Notebook Drawings - Box 4, Group 4

1980–82

Watercolor on loose-leaf paper

sheet (each): 26.6 × 20.2 cm (10 1/2 × 7 15/16 in.)
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2009.67.45.1-.7

From the exhibition Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery:

Since they began collecting the work of Richard Tuttle in 1969, the Vogels have acquired one of the largest collections of his work in the world. The couple also enjoyed a long and close friendship with the artist. Tuttle is best known for his minimal, precise works that emphasize ephemerality and reveal the complexity of seemingly simple gestures. Tuttle created approximately five hundred watercolors on loose-leaf paper, like these. When the Vogel Collection was dispersed, Tuttle himself organized these drawings into groups that were given to over twenty-five of the fifty institutions; each group has a specific internal order that offers a kind of visual narrative. Like the Vogel Collection itself, the series of loose-leaf notebook drawings is spread across the United States.

Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 179.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.