Donald Judd - Design Day New York Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired from the artist
    Phillips, New York, "Design & Design Art," December 14 2006, lot 258
    Galerie Downtown, Paris, 2009
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Donald Judd, Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective, exh. cat., Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1993, pp. 45, 110 for similar examples
    Barbara Bloemink and Joseph Cunningham, Design ≠ Art, Functional Objects From Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread, exh. cat., Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 2004, p. 167 for a similar example
    Donald Judd: A good chair is a good chair, exh. cat., Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011, p. 10 for a similar example
    Donald Judd Furniture, ed., Donald Judd Furniture, New York, 2017, pp. 64-65

  • 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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Single Daybed 32

44 x 80 x 45 1/2 in. (111.8 x 203.2 x 115.6 cm)
Executed by Wood and Plywood Furniture, San Luis Obispo, CA. Underside impressed Judd 1993 © SBCP 237 WPF.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $47,500

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Design Day

New York Auction 13 December 2018