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Untitled

A work made of stainless steel and amber plexiglas, 10 units.
© 2018 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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  • A work made of stainless steel and amber plexiglas, 10 units.

Date:

1968

Artist:

Donald Judd
American, 1928–1994

About this artwork

An influential practitioner of what would come to be called—much to his chagrin— Minimalism, Donald Judd preferred to describe his often sleek, industrially fabricated works as “specific objects,” neither painting nor sculpture as understood traditionally. His primary form became the box—solid or hollow, enclosed or open—often in exacting, serial arrays. Untitled comprises Judd’s seventh “stack,” a compositional mode that became the signature manifestation of his ideas. Every stack is installed like a spine or column, not only cantilevered out from the wall but also connecting floor to ceiling. Judd sought to banish symbolism from abstraction, intending his work to be experienced physically. This “stack” casts a lush orange glow against the wall around it; as a result, negative space is as much a part of the work as the boxes themselves.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Donald Judd

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1968

Medium

Stainless steel and amber Plexiglas, 10 units

Dimensions

Each unit: 15.2 × 68.6 × 61 cm (6 × 27 1/16 × 24 1/16 in.); 15.3 × 68.6 × 61 cm (6 × 27 × 24 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gifts of Mrs. Morton G. Schamberg and Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Hokin; Charles H. and Mary F. Worcester Collection Fund; through prior gifts and bequest of Solomon B. Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Irving Forman, Mrs. Roy J. Friedman and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Marx; Mary and Leigh B. Block Fund; through prior purchase of the Twentieth-Century Discretionary Fund; Ada Turnbull Hertle and Frederick W. Renshaw Acquisition funds; through prior gift of Florene May Marx and Samuel A. Marx; purchased with funds provided by Aaron Fleischman; Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund; Wirt D. Walker Trust; purchased with funds provided by Judith Neisser and Janet and Craig Duchossois; through prior gift of Joachim Jean Aberbach and Julian J. Aberbach; Wilson L. Mead, Watson F. Blair Prize, Marian and Samuel Klasstorner, and Gladys N. Anderson funds; through prior bequest of Marguerita S. Ritman; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Prize Fund; through prior gifts of Mrs. Leonard Haddad and an Anonymous Donor

Reference Number

2014.5

Copyright

© 2018 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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