As one of the most influential American artists in the postwar period, Donald Judd’s lasting impact continues to have a resounding influence on the worlds of art, design, and architecture. Having been an art critic from 1959 to 1965, Judd turned to painting in the early 1960s, before abandoning the medium altogether to explore the possibilities of sculpture.
David Zwirner has published a new book documenting Judd’s exploratory practice, along with a diverse collection of newly commissioned writings, including 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 highlights some of his most recognizable three-dimensional forms created in a number of unorthodox materials, including corten steel, plexiglass, copper, plywood, brushed aluminum, and painted aluminum. In particular, the post examines the process and execution behind one of Judd’s most intricate wall-mounted plywood boxes, made in 1986.
The hardcover book is designed by Atelier Dyakova, spans 284 pages, and is available for purchase through David Zwirner’s web store for $85 USD.
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