The extensive hardcover catalog published in conjunction with MoMA New York's 2020 retrospective on American maverick Donald Judd’s minimalist sculpture, architecture and furniture.
The first US retrospective exhibition of Donald Judd’s sculpture in more than 30 years, "Judd" explores the work of the landmark artist who, over the course of his career, developed a material and formal vocabulary that transformed the field of modern sculpture. Donald Judd was among a generation of artists in the 1960s who sought to entirely do away with illusion, narrative and metaphorical content. He turned to three dimensions as well as industrial working methods and materials in order to investigate “real space,” by his definition. "Judd" surveys the evolution of the artist’s work, beginning with his paintings, reliefs and handmade objects from the early 1960s; through the years in which he built an iconic vocabulary of works in three dimensions, including hollow boxes, stacks and progressions made with metals and plastics by commercial fabricators; and continuing through his extensive engagement with color during the last decade of his life.
Richly illustrated, the catalog takes a close look at Judd’s achievements using newly available archival materials at the Judd Foundation and elsewhere, and expands the scholarly perspectives on his work. Item #1191.