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  • Provenance

    Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1993

  • Literature

    Nigel Prince, ed., Donald Judd and Alex Coles, Donald Judd: A Good Chair is a Good Chair, exh. cat, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2010, front cover, pp. 62, 67, 83, 115
    Donald Judd, Donald Judd Spaces, New York, 2020, p. 247

  • 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.

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'Armchair 1'

designed 1984, produced 1990
Painted aluminium.
75 x 50.1 x 50 cm (29 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 19 5/8 in.)
Produced by Janssen C.V., the Netherlands. Underside of seat impressed DJ 1090.

£3,000 - 5,000 Ω

Sold for £20,160

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Antonia King

Head of Sale, Design
+44 20 7901 7944


London Auction 12 May 2022