July 20, 2004

That Tuttle Feeling

Richard Tuttle came to mind.

This painting: a Bigger Tuttle.

Tuttle's cool.

He works out the edge of a mesa in New Mexico.

Very nice.

(Later, I have my doubts...)

But Tuttle stays small. Being large was never a problem for him apparently.

Morandi, another champion of the smaller canvas.

If this is Tuttle, it's of a late Elvis kind. Dissapated Brando.

Being small is an argument. Making super large institutional scaled work is whoredom. So what does it mean to make paintings in this intermediate scale?

I wish I had an answer for you.

Posted by Dennis at July 20, 2004 8:22 AM

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