As one of America’s most influential post-war artists, Donald Judd’s lasting impact continues to have a resounding influence on the worlds of art, design and architecture. After serving as an art critic from 1959 to 1965, Judd turned to painting in the early 1960s, before stepping away from the medium altogether to explore the possibilities of sculpture.
David Zwirner has published a new book that documents Judd’s exploratory practice, alongside a diverse collection of recently commissioned writings, such as a foreword by the artist’s son and author, Flavin Judd, as well as 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: Works 1970-1994 highlights some of its most recognizable three-dimensional shapes created 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 craftsmanship behind one of Judd’s most complex 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 online store for $85 USD.
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