Donald Judd, ‘Untitled: Five Prints (Schellmann 38, 41, 42, 61 & 62)’, 1961-9, Sotheby's

Four signed in pencil and numbered 1/10 on the verso, from the Untitled series of 26 prints, on thick wove paper, cut to the same format as the print, printed by Roy C. Judd, published by the artist, framed (5 prints).

image: 530 by 425 mm 20 7/8 by 16 3/4 in
sheet: 545 by 435 mm 21 1/2 by 17 1/8 in

From the Catalogue:
First conceived in 1961, this series represents a decade-long collaboration between the artist and his father, Roy, who carved the blocks and acted as the primary printer. Schellmann notes that Judd did not envision a specific grouping or arrangement of the prints within this series, but rather thought of each print as an individual work of art.
—Courtesy of Sotheby’s

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