Donald Judd - Important Design London Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Literature

    Donald Judd, Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective, exh. cat., Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1993, p. 112 for a similar example
    Donald Judd, Todd Eberle, et al., Art + Design Donald Judd, exh. cat., Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, 1993, p. 21 for a similar example
    Nicholas Serota, ed., Donald Judd , exh. cat., London, 2004, p. 118 for a similar example

  • Artist Biography

    Donald Judd

    American • 1928 - 1994

    Donald Judd came to critical acclaim in the 1960s with his 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. Though associated with the minimalist movement, Judd did not wish to confine his practice to this categorization.


    Inspired by architecture, the artist also designed and produced his own furniture, predominantly in wood, and eventually hired a diverse team of carpenters late in his career.

    View More Works


'Fourth Floor Table 19'

designed 1981, executed 1986
Cherry wood.
74.3 x 274.3 x 137.2 cm (29 1/4 x 107 7/8 x 54 in.)
Executed by Cooper/Kato, New York. Number 1 from the edition of 10. Underside impressed JUDD • 1986/F • 81-16 • CH • 1 / 10/COOPER / KATO/I.K. and signed in marker Don Judd/18 Dec 86.

£40,000 - 60,000 Ω

Sold for £43,750

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019