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    Edition Schellmann 73

  • Artist Biography

    Donald Judd

    American • 1928 - 1994

    Donald Judd came to critical acclaim in the 1960s with his deceptively 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, eschewing any trace of the artist’s hand. Though associated with the minimalist movement, Judd rejected the term and did not wish to confine his practice to this categorization. 

    After moving to Marfa in 1972, he began drawing plans for the Chinati Foundation, an exhibition space which opened in 1986 to showcase his objects as well as the work of other contemporary artists and is still operating today. In 2020, his revolutionary career was celebrated in a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 

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Untitled: one plate

Woodcut in cerulean blue, on Cartridge paper, with full margins,
I. 26 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (67.3 x 41.9 cm);
S. 30 1/2 x 22 in. (77.5 x 55.9 cm)

signed in pencil on the front, dated `61-69', annotated `13-R' and `RCS' and numbered 10/12 in pencil on the reverse (there was also an edition of 3 on another paper), published by Edition der Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, the sheet slightly toned, offsetting and spots of stray printing ink in the area around the image, the palest mat staining, occasional minor soiling near the sheet edges, loosely adhered to the support in places, otherwise in good condition, unframed.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $15,000

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York