Donald Judd - Design New York Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Judd Furniture, New York
    David Gill, London, acquired from the above, 1990
    Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, New York, "20th-21st Century Design Art," December 12, 2001, lot 226
    Private collection, Europe
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, "20-21st Century Design Art," December 14, 2004, lot 240
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Donald Judd Furniture, exh. cat., St. Louis Art Museum, 1991, p. 52

  • 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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"Stool #43"

Bluish Black/RAL 5004 painted aluminum.
19 5/8 x 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (49.8 x 49.8 x 49.8 cm)
Manufactured by Janssen C.V., the Netherlands. Stool number 9 from the Janssen edition. Impressed with DJ 9 90.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $11,250

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New York Auction 17 December 2014 11am