Donald Judd and Dan Flavin
Outside the Dan Flavin Art Institute, 1983
Bridgehampton, New York
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“Art is in great part in the eyes of the beholder, not entirely in the eyes of the creator. Donald Judd’s Stacks have been important in the history of 20th century art, certainly the second half of the century, but what they haven’t been, is the focus of an exhibition, where people could look at the Stacks and think of the Stacks themselves, and recognize what a monumental moment this is in an important career.
Judd looks very simple at first blush, very clean, very even lines, very simple. Judd becomes much more complicated as you spend more time looking at it. Depending on how they feel, the shadows in this case, play with the piece, and interface with the piece, and affect the piece. Judd is thought of, and is, a minimalist. A minimalist is quite different in many respects from a painter. On the other hand, as you go around and see the different colors that he uses, and the different materials that he uses, in a way he is being his own painter––he’s using this form, this rigidity, this minimalism, this solidness, but he’s creating his own emotional reaction to them by the combinations that he uses.They’re all the same in one way, and they’re all totally different in another way––and each one has it’s own beauty, and it’s own excitement, and it’s own audience.
It’s a shame that Donald couldn’t be here to see this, because I think he would of thought this was a highlight moment in his career, as the way we are so proud to have been able to put this together, and to show this and to share it with the public, and that’s what it’s really for.” —Robert Mnuchin, Founder of Mnuchin Gallery
Donald Judd, Armchair (Painted enamel on aluminium), 1984 | 1989, Fabricated by Janssen C.V., Netherlands, Courtesy Hester van Royen, London. Photo: Stuart Whipps, Donald Judd Furniture (Trademark) © Judd Foundation.
Donald Judd and Julie Finch, Harper’s Bazaar, 1966
Art in the Desert -Talks about Donald Judd and some of the art in Marfa, Texas
Armchair by Donald Judd from 1984.
"He had known several men who blew their heads off, and he had pondered it much. It seemed to him it was probably because they could not take enough happiness just from the sky and the moon to carry them over the low feelings that come to all men."
— quote from Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove manually transcribed by Donald Judd onto a piece of notebook paper in 1989, now on exhibit in Marfa at the Judd Foundation show on Judd’s land conservation and desert structures, “From Arroyo Grande to Ayala de Chinati.”
Donald Judd’s Soho loft located at 101 Spring Street, illustrated by Arthur Getz on the cover of the New Yorker from October 13, 1980.
An intimate conversation with Rainer Judd about her film `Marfa Voices` and her life as the daughter of minimalist artist Donald Judd.