Donald Judd - Contemporary Day Sale London Sunday, June 28, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin

  • Literature

    J. Schellman & M.J.Jitta (eds.), Donald Judd: Prints and Works in Editions 1951-1993: a Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne/New York, 1993, pl. 268-271, p. 114 (illustrated)

  • 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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Untitled

1993
Set of four woodcuts printed in black, orange, yellow and ultramarine blue on Japanese paper with painted oil stripe on the glass of the frame.
Each: 61 x 80.7 cm. (24 x 31 3/4 in).
Numbered of 25 on the reverse of the frame of each. This work is from an edition of 25 plus 10 artist's proofs and 4 publisher's proofs. The work is stamped with the foundation stamp on the reverse.

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £31,250

Contemporary Day Sale

29 June 2009, 4pm
London