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Prints and Drawings
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Artist: Richard Tuttle, American, born 1941

IX-8

1977

Collage of cut and pasted papers with watercolor on wove paper

sheet: 35.56 × 27.94 cm (14 × 11 in.) framed: 42.55 × 35.24 × 4.13 cm (16 3/4 × 13 7/8 × 1 5/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Blum
2012.136.1.1

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

IX-8 explores what Richard Tuttle has referred to as the “middle ground” of vision—a space that does not privilege a single, fixed viewing point. From a distance, this work appears to be simply ink on paper. Up close, however, the three-dimensional layering of the collage reveals itself, and the artist’s applica­tion of watercolor becomes apparent, redefining the composition. As he has for many of his works, Tuttle designed the frame for IX-8, which heightens the indeterminate spatial logic of the collage; its golden color contrasts with the artist’s signature use of humble materials.

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

Brooke Alexander Gallery, 59 Wooster Street, New York, NY

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.