Donald Judd - Design / Design Art New York Wednesday, December 13, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Barbara Haskell, Donald Judd, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1988, p. 130, fig. 94; Donald Judd, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, 1999, p. 109 for a similar double-bed version

  • 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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Bed

1993
Pine.
43 7/8 x 80 3/8 x 45 5/8 in. (111.4 x 204.2 x 115.9 cm)
Produced by Wood and Plywood Furniture, USA. Impressed “Judd 1993 © SBCP 237 WPF.”

Estimate
$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $78,000

Design / Design Art

14 Dec 2006, 2pm
New York