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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Wall Works, Munich/New York, 1999, pp. 95-99
    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 176-177 and p. 402 (another example illustrated)
    Udo Kittelmann and Gabriele Knapstein, ed., Wall Works, Berlin, 2014, p. 152

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Wall Works Series

    "Increasingly the limitation of fine art editions to prints and objects did not seem to reflect the technical possibilities and the recent developments in artistic strategies and actual art production. Installation in architecture had become an important issue both in theory and artistic practice. Edition Schellmann was trying to develop an idea as to how the concept of installation in a given architectural space could be realised as an edition. The result was the Wall Works project. It celebrates the basic idea of architecture being the ‘mother, the synthesis of the arts’. From the cave drawing on, in the development of the work of art, it has been an integral part of architecture."

    - Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 396

  • 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 (Wall Project), from Wall Works

1992
Two red Plexiglas sheets, to be installed in two recesses on a white painted wall.
both Plexiglas sheets 60 x 85 cm (23 5/8 x 33 1/2 in.)
installation size variable and according to wall

Signed by Flavin Judd, Rainer Judd, and Marianne Stockebrand (Directors of the Donald Judd Estate) and numbered 10/12 in black ink on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Cologne and New York. This wall work to be installed according to the artist's specifications on the certificate.

Estimate
£100,000 - 150,000 

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Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019