As one of the most influential American artists of the post-war era, Donald Judd’s lasting impact continues to have a resounding influence on the worlds of art, design and architecture. After working as an art critic from 1959 to 1965, Judd turned to painting in the early 1960s before abandoning the medium entirely to explore the possibilities of sculpture.
David Zwirner has released a new book documenting Judd’s exploratory practice, alongside a diverse collection of new writings, such as a foreword by the artist’s son and author, Flavin Judd, along with additional text by Johanna Fateman, Lucy Ives, Branden W. Joseph. , Marta Kuzma, Thessaly La Force, Anna Lovatt, Lauren Oyler, Wendy Perron, Michael Stone-Richards and Mimi Thompson.
Donald Judd: Artworks 1970-1994 spotlights some of its most recognizable three-dimensional forms, made in a number of unorthodox materials, such as corten steel, plexiglass, copper, plywood, brushed aluminum and painted aluminum. In particular, the publication examines the process and execution behind one of Judd’s most intricate wall-mounted plywood boxes made in 1986.
Designed by Atelier Dyakova, the hardback book is 284 pages and is available for purchase through David Zwirner’s web shop for $85 USD.
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