Donald Judd - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, January 21, 2021 | Phillips

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  • "Red seems to be the only colour that really makes an object sharp and defines its contours and angles." —Donald Judd

    • Provenance

      Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

    • Literature

      Jörg Schellmann and Mariette Josephus Jitta 26

    • 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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Property of a Distinguished Private Collector


Untitled (S. 26)

Woodcut in cadmium red with hand-colouring in maroon gouache, on offset paper, with full margins.
I. 25.7 x 42.9 cm (10 1/8 x 16 7/8 in.)
S. 44.1 x 59.1 cm (17 3/8 x 23 1/4 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered '5' in pencil, one of 10 impressions with hand-colouring, numbers 1-10 from the total edition of 25 (there were also 3 artist's proofs), published by Edition der Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, framed.

Full Cataloguing

£35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for £47,880

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2021