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.
Currently Off View
- Contemporary Art
- Donald Judd
- United States
- Stainless steel and amber Plexiglas, 10 units
- 15.2 × 68.6 × 61 cm (6 × 27 × 24 in.), each unit
- 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; restricted gift of Aaron Fleischman; Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund; Wirt D. Walker Trust; restricted gifts of 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
- © 2018 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.