Donald Judd: Paintings 1959-61

Paintings 1959-1961

Text by Alex Gartenfeld, Flavin Judd, Ellen Salpeter

This book presents an important, unpublished, and unseen body of work by Donald Judd, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

Donald Judd remains an important artist, whose radical ideas and work continue to provoke and influence the fields of art, architecture, and design. This book focuses on one of his first mature series of work, during an intense period when he was significantly moving away from accepted traditional styles through investigations of form and color. Featuring texts by renowned art historians and critics, Donald Judd: Paintings 1959–61 presents new scholarship on this canonical artist and demonstrates his ongoing influence.


Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, and DelMonico Books, Prestel

Artists: Donald Judd

Contributors: Alex Gartenfeld, Flavin Judd, Ellen Salpeter, Eileen Myles, Thomas Crow, David Joselit

Printer: Conti Tipocolor, Italy

Publication Date: 2019

Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 9 3/4 in | 21.0 x 24.8 cm

Pages: 136

Reproductions: 66 color, 2 b/w

ISBN: 9783791357546

Retail: $49.95 | £39.99 | €46.50

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Donald Judd

The work of Donald Judd (1928–1994), one of the most significant American artists of the postwar period, has come to define what has been referred to as minimalist art—a label to which the artist strongly objected on the grounds of its generality. The unaffected, straightforward quality of Judd’s work demonstrates his strong interest in color, form, material, and space. With the intention of creating work that could assume a direct material and physical “presence” without recourse to grand philosophical statements, he eschewed the classical ideals of representational sculpture to create a rigorous visual vocabulary that sought clear and definite objects as its primary mode of articulation.

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