Donald Judd, ‘Untitled (#196)’, 1990, Brooke Alexander, Inc.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Donald Judd: Prints, Judd Foundation, New York
2014
Main Room, Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Donald Judd: Prints, Judd Foundation, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
The Arrival of Spring in Aspen, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
2016
Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2016
Prints: Donald Judd and Fred Sandback, Upsilon Gallery, New York
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2016
American Prints, Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim
2015
Take an Object, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
2015
Black or White, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2014
Main Room, Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal
2010
RED, Johyun Gallery, Busan
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