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Claude Rutault
 
Since 1973, Claude Rutault (born 1941 in Trois Moutiers, lives and works in Vaucresson, France) uses a simple method to create new artworks, using statements which he calls “definitions/methods”, later abbreviated to “d/m”, then, more recently “dm”. A definition/method is a text, describing a procedure that makes it possible to realize a painting by the artist. Using the original statement: “a canvas, stretched on a frame, painted the same colour as the wall on which it is hung”, Claude Rutault has produced a large body of written work which argue for the specific nature of painting through an analysis of its materiality, its history and its different functions.

See also Marie-Hélène Breuil: Claude Rutault – L'Inventaire.
 

 
2016
French edition
MAMCO
Collection of 657 “definitions/methods”—the emblematic pictorial statements first created by Claude Rutault in 1973.

2015
French edition
Centre des livres d'artistes (CDLA)
The catalogue raisonné of Claude Rutault's books and prints.

2011
French edition
Centre des livres d'artistes (CDLA)
Artist's book (limited numbered and signed edition)

2003
French edition
Le Consortium
€15.00 €8.00

2003
bilingual edition (French / Spanish)
Le Consortium
€10.00 €5.00

2002
French edition
Le Consortium
€8.00 €5.00

2000
French edition
Le Consortium
€8.00 €5.00
Catalogue.

2000
French edition
Le Consortium
€8.00 €5.00
Catalogue.

1999
French edition
MAMCO
last available copies!
A monologue and a catalogue / a story and a description.

1994
French edition
last available copies! €5.00 €3.00
Artist's writings.

1993
French edition
Jannink
Unpublished text, signed, and a paper marie-louise.

1992
French edition
Le Consortium
€34.00 €17.00

1983
French edition
Le Consortium

1978
French edition
Le Consortium

2001
bilingual edition (English / French)
Le Consortium
out of print
Claude Rutault's writings on relationships between painting and photography.