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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, p. 142 No. 10-12
    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 168-169

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Proportion is very important to us, both in our minds and lives and as objectified visually, since it is unity and harmony … Proportion is specific and identifiable in art and architecture and creates our space and time. Proportion - and in fact intelligence in art - is instantly understood, at least by some ... You can't exaggerate the importance of proportion. It could almost be the definition of art and architecture."

    - Donald Judd (Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 169)

  • 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 (Folded Meters)

1982-83
The complete set of three folded stainless steel wall objects.
all 100 x 100 x 1 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 3/8 in.)
All incised with artist's surname, date, and each numbered '81-101.46', '81-101.49', and '81-101.43' respectively, with foundry mark 'work executed by Lippincott North Haven Conn' on a metal plate affixed to the reverse, from the edition of 3 (there was also 1 artist's proof), co-published by Edition Schellmann & Klüser, Munich and New York, and Maximilian-Verlag, Munich.

Estimate
£150,000 - 200,000 

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Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019