Richard Tuttle – multiple – Open Carefully (2000)
USA

Open Carefully (2000)

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Two With Any To. Designed, assembled and painted by the artist. This object blurs the boundary between the book, the catalogue and the multiple. It consists of a hand painted plastic container which is suggestive of a clam shell shape. There are two compartments within this oval: one holds five painted stones; the other contains a small booklet of thumbnail images of recent sculptures. Is completed by a fan made out of five printed paper strands, that connect the booklet to the outside of the container. Edition of 1000 signed and numbered on multiple. Edition # 541/k.
SPerone Westwater Gallery, New York.

Ref:
Fernández-Cid, M & Schwarz, D 2002, Richard Tuttle : Fields of Stars : A Book on the Books, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela. p. 147, (illus.) p. 107.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions