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Title

Untitled

1975

Artist

Donald Judd

United States of America

03 Jun 1928 - 12 Feb 1994

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Judd Foundation/VAGA. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Donald Judd

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  • 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.

  • Audio

    Untitled - Donald Judd 3:01

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications