By Marianne Stockebrand, Director Emerita of the Chinati Foundation, for the Pace Gallery exhibition 2011
Donald Judd described his work as "the simple expression of complex thought." Judd was often classified as a minimalist, a term that he strongly rejected. His explorations of volume, interval,"actual space," and color had a profound impact on the course of modern sculpture. He paid close attention to the selection and fabrication of materials, working with industrial materials such as Plexiglass, metal and plywood. The relationship between object, viewer and environment was a central part of his practice.
Donald Judd is one of the most significant American artists of the post-war period. His work is in the collection of every major art institution, including LACMA's permanent collection.
- Text by: Marianne Stockebrand
- Softcover, 2011
- 32 pages, 11 x 9- 1/2
- 13 color reproductions of untitled sculptures, 1978-82
- With focus on multicolored work, 1985-89