Richard Tuttle – anti elitist

“I make my work for everybody. It’s not for some elite, inside crowd. Whether it takes them 40 years or 70 years to get it, it’s still for everyone. And I think someday, no matter what, it will be accessible to everyone. Call that a belief structure, call it whatever you like, but that’s how I go ahead.

“My generation and I dreamed of this project where art is something that’s as available to people as life itself, not something that gets stuffed in some basement. It’s a huge ambition, and maybe it’s not even possible. There has been a lot of nuttiness coming out from that, but the fact is, we had to be our own art historians, our own critics, our own apologists, our own social scientists along with making our work.” Admirable sentiments expressed by an admirable artist.

Excerpt taken from phaidon.com article.

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The Critical Edge II, 2015 – Richard Tuttle courtesy The Pace Gallery

 

 

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