So I recently bought the big, huge Richard Tuttle monograph off of Amazon. It’s filled with hundreds of amazing reproductions. It has some good catalogue essays, especially by Robert Storr, who, if you don’t appreciate his floppy-haired, preppy brilliance, I don’t know what to tell you. Plus, for type geeks only: the adventurous choice of Scala Sans.
So thumbing through the book I realized—Richard Tuttle is one of the top 10 artists of the 20th century. Yes, that’s right I’ve just moved him to the top of the list, better than Flavin, better than Judd; in fact the best of the Minimalist/Post-Minimalist generation.
So you might be thinking, “Isn’t it lame to be compiling ‘Top 10 Artists of the 20th Century’ lists?”
Yes it is. If fact, the whole enterprise is completely subjective and pointless and basically all comes down to taste. And it turns out that if you do compile this list (which I have done) you basically end up with a list of all the artists you’ve ever ripped off. So without any further ado:
The Top 10 Artists of the 20th Century (not in any order):