The Third Mind: Interview with Richard Tuttle

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Richard Tuttle describes his material and compositional choices for the series Paper Octagonal (1970/2009) and explains how its embrace of polarities such as humility and ambition demonstrates the influence of East Asian ideas and art forms on his practice. Tuttle elaborates on the importance of Zen to artists of his generation who were attempting to reintroduce the possibility of transcendence in their artwork and remarks on what he perceives to be a burgeoning spirit of energy in the arts today.

For more information, visit The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989.