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Untitled

Artist
Donald Judd, American, 1928–1994
Date
1969
Material
Anodized aluminum and Plexiglas
Made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Gallery 253
Dimensions
each unit: 47 1/2 x 59 7/8 x 59 7/8 in. (120.7 x 152.1 x 152.1 cm)
installed: 47 1/2 in. x 59 7/8 in. x 23 ft. 2 1/2 in. (120.7 x 152.1 x 707.4 cm)
Credit Line
Funds given by the Shoenberg Foundation, Inc.
Rights
© Judd Foundation
Object Number
1:1970a-d
NOTES
As one of the best-known Minimalist sculptors Donald Judd chose to disregard figuration, symbolism, and metaphor in his sculpture, focusing instead on geometry, color, and an internal proportional logic. By designing works such as this one in large scale and placing them directly on the floor, Judd engaged the entire space of the gallery, inviting the viewer to experience the work through motion and over time. In this sculpture, Judd lined the open aluminum boxes with blue Plexiglas, which has the paradoxical effect of making the luminous interiors appear larger than their external metal shells.
1970 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, commissioned from the artist, through Leo Castelli Gallery, Inc.


Notes:
Letter from Leo Castelli dated June 11, 1969 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, City Art Museum, May 25, 1970.
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