Donald Judd - Design New York Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Seomi Gallery, Seoul
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Donald Judd, Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective, exh. cat., Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1993, pp. 9, 49, 76, 80, 101
    Donald Judd, Todd Eberle, et al., Art + Design Donald Judd, exh. cat., Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, 1993, pp. 60, 136
    Peter Noever ed., Donald Judd: Architecture Architektur, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2003, p. 116

  • 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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"Forward Slant Chair 84" and "Backward Slant Chair 84"

designed 1982, executed 1987
Each: 30 x 15 x 15 in. (76.2 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Executed by Cooper/Kato, New York. Number 2 from the edition of 30 and number 4 from the edition of 30. Undersides impressed JUDD • 1987/F • 86-1 • DF • 2 / 30/COOPER / KATO/I.K. and JUDD • 1987 F • 85-14 • DF • 4 / 30 COOPER / KATO I.K. respectively.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $60,000

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New York Auction 6 June 2019