By LLS on 5/26/2009
On Monday, May 4th, the Presidential Lectureship for Art and Art History featured the renowned American Postminimalist, Richard Tuttle.
Tuttle’s work has been exhibited and added to major collections internationally since the 1970’s. in recent years, Tuttle's 2005 major retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art spanned his 40 year career. The artist is represented by Pace Wildenstein in New York City and by other galleries abroad.
Richard Tuttle has been the recipient of many awards for his work including the 74th American Exhibition the Art Institute of Chicago Biennial Prize, the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, and the Aachen Art Prize from the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Germany.
Tuttle is often referred to as an "artist's artist" and, as such, his work has been influential to a generation of contemporary artists such as Kiki Smith, Jim Hodges, David Hammons, Michael Oman-Reagan, Tom Friedman and Jessica Stockholder among many others.
Tuttle's lecture here at Lipscomb University was on "The Novelty of Observation."