Single Daybed 32

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  • Provenance

    Acquired from the artist
    Phillips, New York, "Design & Design Art," December 14 2006, lot 258
    Galerie Downtown, Paris, 2009
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Donald Judd, Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective, exh. cat., Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1993, pp. 45, 110 for similar examples
    Barbara Bloemink and Joseph Cunningham, Design ≠ Art, Functional Objects From Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread, exh. cat., Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 2004, p. 167 for a similar example
    Donald Judd: A good chair is a good chair, exh. cat., Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011, p. 10 for a similar example
    Donald Judd Furniture, ed., Donald Judd Furniture, New York, 2017, pp. 64-65

  • Artist Bio

    Donald Judd

    American • 1928 - 1994

    Donald Judd came to critical acclaim in the 1960s with his simple, yet revolutionary, three-dimensional floor and wall objects made from new industrial materials, such as anodized aluminum, plywood and Plexiglas, which had no precedent in the visual arts. His oeuvre is characterized by the central constitutive elements of color, material and space. Rejecting the illusionism of painting and seeking an aesthetic freed from metaphorical associations, Judd sought to explore the relationship between art object, viewer and surrounding space with his so-called "specific objects." From the outset of his three-decade-long career, Judd delegated the fabrication to specialized technicians. Though associated with the minimalist movement, Judd did not wish to confine his practice to this categorization.


    Inspired by architecture, the artist also designed and produced his own furniture, predominantly in wood, and eventually hired a diverse team of carpenters late in his career.

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Single Daybed 32

44 x 80 x 45 1/2 in. (111.8 x 203.2 x 115.6 cm)
Executed by Wood and Plywood Furniture, San Luis Obispo, CA. Underside impressed Judd 1993 © SBCP 237 WPF.

$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $47,500

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Design Day Sale

New York Auction 13 December 2018