On October 27, 2017, Dieu Donné honored the extraordinary artist Richard Tuttle at our annual benefit event hosted by Pace Gallery, New York. From the moment we began planning the event, Richard's goal was clear: to "open" the world of paper. In his inimitably clear and subtle way, he did so through his visual work and his words. Richard selected a small grouping, from the many paperworks he has produced over the years, to be installed during the event—three works created at Dieu Donné in collaboration with Artistic Director Paul Wong; and several other works published by colleagues at The Brodsky Center and at ULAE (United Artist Limited Editions); along with related ephemera.
Those of us who have worked with Richard have been privileged not only to experience his art making, but also to share in enlightening discussions as he weaves eclectic thoughts to draw meaningful connections. Paper is the Thing was written by Tuttle for our celebration and read aloud to a spirited room of colleagues, artists, and enthusiasts. Through this lyrical text Tuttle provides you, the reader, with an invitation to the incredible world that can be found in a sheet of paper. ––Kathleen Flynn, Executive Director, Dieu Donné New York