Tenth Cloth Octagonal

A work made of cloth.

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Date:

1967

Artist:

Richard Tuttle
American, born 1941

About this artwork

For over 40 years, Richard Tuttle’s work has defied easy categorization. Utilizing a wide range of humble materials—including plywood, wire, rope, and cardboard—his objects convey a sense of impermanence. Tenth Cloth Octagonal, an early work by the artist, is the last in a series of irregularly shaped canvas octagons, which are, according to the artist, “about skin.” Importantly, Tuttle considered each consecutive version to be more eccentric and an improvement over the last. In addition to his unorthodox use of material, he provided no specifications for the orientation or installation of his cloth pieces; they may be affixed to either the wall or floor, making these works hybrid forms that the artist described as “drawings for three-dimensional structures in space.”

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Richard Tuttle

Title

Tenth Cloth Octagonal

Origin

United States

Date

1967

Medium

Cloth

Dimensions

119.4 x 138.4 cm (47 x 54 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Wilson L. Mead Fund

Reference Number

1995.43

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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