Donald Judd, ‘Untitled’, Christie's

Donald Judd (1928-1994)


stamped 'DON JUDD 12 – 68 3 – L´ (on the reverse)

light cadmium red oil on wood

26 7/8 x 16 1/8 in. (68.3 x 40.9 cm.)

Executed in 1968.

Signature: stamped 'DON JUDD 12 – 68 3 – L´ (on the reverse)

Bordeaux, CAPC Musée d'art contemporain and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Collection Sonnabend: 25 Années de Choix et d'Activités d'Ileana et Michael Sonnabend, May 1988-February 1989, p. 175 (illustrated in color).

Saratoga Springs, Skidmore College, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery; Columbus, Ohio State University, Wexner Center for the Arts and Milwaukee Art Museum, From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, June 2002-May 2003, p. 107 (illustrated in color).

D. Del Balso, B. Smith and R. Smith, Donald Judd: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Objects and Wood-Blocks 1960-1974, Ottawa, 1975, p. 276, no. 334.

The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, acquired directly from the artist

By descent from the above to the present owner

About Donald Judd

Donald Judd, widely regarded as one of the most significant American artists of the post-war period, is perhaps best-known for the large-scale outdoor installations and long, spacious interiors he designed in Marfa, Texas. His oeuvre has come to define what has been referred to as Minimalist art—a label the artist strongly objected to. His sculptures and installations, constructed out of industrial materials such as Plexiglas, concrete, and steel and arranged in precise geometric shapes, were intended to emphasize the purity of the objects themselves rather than any symbolic meaning they might have—“the simple expression of complex thought,” said Judd. His particular interest in architecture led him to design both the sculptures and the spaces in which they would be contained, influencing a generation of artists and designers from Anish Kapoor to David Batchelor.

American, 1928-1994, Excelsior Springs, Missouri