Donald Judd - Design & Design Art New York Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Phaidon Design Classics Volume Three 667-999, London, 2006, no. 827;  Donald Judd Furniture Retrospective, exh. cat., Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1993, pp. 48 and 49 for drawings

  • 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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"Chair #84/85," style no. 7

Plastic laminate-covered plywood.
30 in. (76.2 cm) high
Base edge impressed “JUDD ESTATE 1997 © PC 7 Y 196 WPF.”

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $7,500

Design & Design Art

13 Dec 2007, 2pm
New York