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Donald Judd

Untitled

1967

Donald Judd was a key figure associated with the emergence of Minimal art during the 1960s; trained as a painter, he sought to break from that medium and move his work into three dimensions. His “specific objects,” fabricated from industrial materials, are literal in their shape, structure, and support, wherein the three-dimensional whole is more important than the individual parts. A characteristic of Judd’s practice was his serial production of particular forms, with changes made only in materials or colors. He produced a number of horizontal “progressions” in different variations, including Untitled, a wall relief composed of a series of rounded “bull-nose” fronts.

Donald Judd (b. 1928, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; d. 1994, New York)
Untitled, 1967
Blue lacquer on galvanized iron
14 1/2 x 76 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Barry Lowen Collection

Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface. —Donald Judd

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