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Drawing is a daily activity for Richard Tuttle, and while traveling he often draws in notebooks, as demonstrated in the Spanish Sculpture series. This group of works consists of watercolor and graphite drawings on bond paper, which he taped to sheets of ruled notebook paper and glued onto corrugated cardboard. The Spanish Sculpture series pays homage to Spanish sculptor Julio González (1876-1942), whose welded metal constructions’ use of line and form to create space motivated Tuttle’s own exploration on paper. Tuttle carefully considers the presentation of his drawings, and in the case of these works he has selected the exact dimensions of the matting and frames, as well as the specific configuration seen here.
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, New York; given to the National Gallery of Art probably 1991-1992; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008 through the national gift program The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, organized by the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.