Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt
Truitt '66 [1]
Acrylic and painted tape.
20 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches (52 x 70 cm)
Gift of the Modern and Contemporary Collectors Committee, 2016.
© Estate of Anne Truitt / The Bridgeman Art Library / Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Minimalist artist Anne Truitt is best known for the painted wooden sculptures in the form of rectangular columns that she began creating in 1962. While she lived in Japan from 1964 to 1967, she explored a different format in horizontal sculptures with folds and in related drawings inspired by origami and Asian folding screens. Because she eventually destroyed all the sculptures she made in Japan, the drawings Truitt produced during those years, such as this one, are all the more important. The bright colors, particular attention to the edges, and twisting movement of the ribbon of color that runs across the surface relate directly to her sculptures.

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