Dear Friends of SITE Santa Fe:
I am delighted to share the details of the Live Auction that will take place during our upcoming SITE Gala 2013. A festive and much anticipated event, this auction raises vital funds to support so much of what we do at SITE. Artists and galleries from around the country have contributed to our auction, showing extraordinary generosity and support for our work. We are immensely grateful to them and to SITE’s dedicated Gala Committee that brought every aspect of this event together.
On the occasion of our SITE Gala, we are proud to honor Richard Tuttle one of the most influential and enduring artists of his generation. Employing humble materials ranging from bubble wrap and Styrofoam to rope and nails, Richard’s playful and minimal works subvert the traditions of sculpture and painting, making way for new forms and new ideas. Over the last five decades he has exhibited in some of the most important museums in the world, including our own when he had a solo show at SITE Santa Fe in 1998 in tandem with an exhibition of work by his dear friend, the late Agnes Martin. Today, we honor Richard, his prolific career, and his enduring and ambitious creative vision.
This year we’re also delighted to honor Lorlee and Arnold Tenebaum, longstanding supporters of SITE, community leaders, passionate collectors, and treasured residents of Santa Fe and Savannah. Lorlee and Arnold’s generosity of time and service have been demonstrated at SITE for more than a decade. Their passion, good humor, and dedication are an inspiration. We feel fortunate to count Lorlee and Arnold among our champions and pleased to share our celebration of them with you.
I look forward to celebrating with you, and thank you all for being part of this special event. In the pages of wonderful artworks that follow, I hope you will find your next great art acquisition. With every bid you make, you help support the artists and exhibitions that we bring to you. From all of us at SITE, thanks for your support, and let the bidding begin.
Phillips Director and Chief Curator