Donald Judd - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Edition Schellmann 211-214

  • 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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The complete set of four woodcuts in oxide of chromium (green), on Japanese laid Mitsumata paper, with full margins,
all I. 25 x 37 3/4 in. (63.5 x 95.9 cm);
all S. 26 1/2 x 39 1/4 in. (67.3 x 99.7 cm)

all signed and annotated `BAT' in pencil on the reverse (the Bon-a-Tirer print, the edition was 25 and 10 artist's proofs), published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, one with a minute accretion at lower left, otherwise all in very good condition, unframed.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York