Donald Judd - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York; Sale: New York, Phillips de Pury & Company, Contemporary Art Part II, November 14, 2008, Lot 335; Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    M.J. Jitta and J. Schellmann, eds., Donald Judd: Prints and Works in Edition, New York 1996, pp. 136 - 143 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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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Anodized aluminum.
5 7/8 x 41 1/3 x 5 7/8 in. (14.9 x 105 x 14.9 cm.)
Engraved with signature and date “Don Judd 1991” and numbered of 12 on a plaque affixed to the underside. This work is from an edition of 12.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York