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300px-donald_judddonald_judd_bio_photoEarly in the 1960s reacting to what he called the ” illusion ” in abstract painting Donald Judd began to create art that used ” real materials existing in real space “. He did not attempt to deliver his own political or social messages, but insisted his goal was to focus on the space occupied and created by his objects – their purity of form. This style of art was called minimalism, and Judd was one of it’s greatest proponents. He became well known for sleek, boxlike constructions made of industrial materials such as plywood, sheet metal, and plexiglass that were painted using commercial techniques. Stacked, aligned, cantilevered, or centered, their strict geometric arrangements eliminated the idea of composition and achieved a singular focus on the object itself. Although his art is resolutely three-dimensional, Judd refused to call them sculpture, a term he associated with the hand-crafted art of an earlier era. Instead, he referred to them as “specific objects“–a phrase meant to suggest their neutral, discrete and unique nature.

“I wanted to create reality
not a picture of it”
– Donald Judd

Description: Paperback exhibition catalogue published in association with W. W. Norton. Catalogue from the exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, from October 20 – December 31, 1988 and at the Dallas Museum of Art, from February 12 – April 16, 1989. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. 160 pages. A nice copy with only the most minor edge wear.

Bookseller Inventory # 18463

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Donald Judd
Haskell, Barbara

ISBN: 0874270618
Publisher: The Whitney Museum of American Art
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good

Any combining, mixing, adding, diluting, exploiting, vulgarizing, or popularizing of abstract art deprives art of its essence and depraves the artist’s artistic consciousness.
Art is free, but it is not a free-for-all.”
-Donald Judd

Description: Paperback exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the Sept. 16, 1994 exhibition. 31 pages. A nice copy, bright and clean.

Bookseller Inventory # 18465

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Donald Judd: Sculpture
Agee, William C.

ISBN: 1878283464
Publisher: Pace Wildenstein, New York
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good

American sculptor and art writer Donald Judd (1928-1994) was best known as a major practitioner of and spokesman for Minimalism in the 1960s. His works, or “specific objects,” display an overall sense of wholeness and clarity and reiterate the belief that art and idea are inseparable.

Description: Paperback exhibition catalogue of the exhibition at The Pace Gallery, September – October 1991. Essay by Yve-Alain Bois. 11 Color Photographs and 5 b/w Illustrations. A nice copy, bright and clean. Bookseller

Bookseller Inventory # 18464

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Donald Judd: New Sculpture
Bois, Yve – Alain

Publisher: The Pace Gallery, New York
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good

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