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

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  • 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 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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'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

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Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019