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Donald Judd

Untitled . 1991

Untitled . 1991

+ The Museum of Modern Art

By the mid-1960s, Judd commenced his lifelong practice of using industrial materials, such as aluminum, steel, and Plexiglas, and delegating production of his work to local metal shops. With the help of these specialized fabricators, he developed a signature vocabulary of hollow, rectilinear volumes, often arranged in series. Continue reading Donald Judd

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Donald Judd

Untitled . 1991

Donald Judd . Untitled . 1991 (1)

photos: Art © Judd Foundation . + David Zwirner

Throughout his career, Judd endeavored to produce objects that were entirely self-referential, writing in 1968, “A shape, a volume, a color, a surface is something itself. It shouldn’t be concealed as part of a fairly different whole.” Cor-ten afforded Judd a new avenue for exploring many of the fundamental preoccupations of his oeuvre, such as the relationships between surface and volume, as well as color and form. Continue reading Donald Judd

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Donald Judd

Untitled . 1976

Untitled . 1976

+ Dia:

Judd’s complicated relationship to painting is evident in his many wall-mounted structures and his persistent and varied use of color. Rejecting the proscriptions of both painting and sculpture, he focused instead on three-dimensional objects, which, he argued, “can have any relation to the wall, floor, ceiling, room, rooms, or exterior or none at all.” Dia’s Untitled (1975) and Untitled (1991) both consist of a series of wall-mounted boxes that project into space. Continue reading Donald Judd

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Donald Judd

Untitled (floor box) . 1968

Donald Judd . Untitled (floor box) . 1968 (1)

+ Paula Cooper Gallery

Judd’s deliberate installations, and the sculptures that he created, indicate that he considered space itself to be a material just as essential as the industrial surfaces out of which his objects were constructed. Architecture and design also greatly interested him, and his activities extended to preserving and repurposing existing buildings, and to furniture design and printmaking. Continue reading Donald Judd