multiples tuttle and holzer qca exhibition 2017


Richard Tuttle

Open Carefully
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. Photographer Carl Warner.
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

Jenny Holzer

Truism and Survival Rubber Stamps
A multiple of Holzer’s ‘Truisms’, which take advantage of the traditional rubber stamp format. Packaged in brown box on a bed of shredded tissue. The stamps have a natural wood base, with each “Truism” printed on top in black ink.
The Truisms:
– Any Surplus is Immoral
– Confusing Yourself is A Way to Stay Honest
– Money Creates Taste
– Much Was Decided Before You Were Born
– Words Tend To Be Inadequate
– Lack of Charisma Can Be Fatal
6 rubber stamps (2.5 x 10.2 x 2.5cm) and an ink pad in box (10 x 15 x 10cm).
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Photographer Carl Warner.
Stanhope, Zara 1991, Multiplication: the multiple object in art, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne. pp. 3, 10, 20.
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + edition