Donald Judd - Design London Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Estate of Donald Judd
    Private collection
    Wright, Chicago, 'Art + Design', 27 February 2014, lot 135
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective, exh. cat., Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1993, p. 40

  • 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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'Library Table'

designed 1982, fabricated 2003
76.5 x 223.7 x 112 cm (30 1/8 x 88 1/8 x 44 1/8 in.)
Fabricated by Wood & Plywood Furniture, New York, USA. Underside impressed Judd 2003 © LT CP 420 WPF.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £13,970

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London Auction 26 April 2023