Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Donald Judd

Donald Judd revolutionized practices and attitudes surrounding art making and the exhibition of art, primarily advocating for the permanent installation of works by artists in carefully selected environments. Judd achieved this goal for his own work and that of his colleagues at both his studio and residence at 101 Spring Street in New York and in various locations in and around Marfa, Texas.

Born Donald Clarence Judd on June 3, 1928, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, the artist served in the United States Army in Korea, then attended The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; the Art Students League, New York; and Columbia University, New York, where he received a B.S. in Philosophy, cum laude, in 1953.
Judd’s first solo exhibition was in 1957 at the Panoras Gallery, New York, the same year he began graduate studies in art history at Columbia University. Over the next decade, Judd worked as a critic for ARTnews, Arts Magazine, and Art International; his subsequent theoretical writings on art and exhibition practices would prove to be some of his most important and lasting legacies

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  1. Donald Judd
    Untitled, 1986
    Aluminum and Plexiglas multiple
    27 7/8 x 28 1/8 x 3 1/16 inches
    Edition of 40 with 10 artist's proofs
    Incised “ JUDD Bernstein Bros. Inc.” and Numbered verso.
    Published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York, to benefit The New Museum of Contemporary Art
    Donald Judd Untitled, 1986