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Title

Untitled


Artist

Donald Judd

United States of America

03 Jun 1928 - 12 Feb 1994


About

Like many minimalist artists Donald Judd worked in a modular way. ‘Untitled’, for example, is a series of horizontal rectangular units. The proportions of the module start with a ‘given’ – in this case, the size and thickness of the plywood that determines all other proportions in the work. Sometimes the boxes appear irregular, but this is an illusion of perspective and of the light falling into and around each box. The way an object contains space or casts shadow is part of Judd’s work. While his works were often made of steel and sometimes plastic, for ‘Untitled’ Judd made a very deliberate choice of wood, which retains the traces of its grain and has a glowing natural colour.


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Details


Date

1975


Media category

Installation


Materials used

Douglas Fir plywood in six units


Dimensions

6 units: 30.5 x 61.0 x 35.5 cm each; 30.5 x 518.5 x 35.5 cm installed


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

248.2011.a-f


Artist information

Donald Judd

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Baume, From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Sydney, 1995, 84.

Anthony Bond, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The minimal edge, Frank Stella, Carl Andre, Donald Judd', pg.78-99, Sydney, 2011, 96, 97 (colour illus.), 98-99 (colour illus.). illustration on page 97 is a detail

Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 23-24 (colour illus.), 60. illustration is an installation view

Sotheby's New York, Contemporary art, part II, New York, 01 May 1991, (illus.). lot.no.117