Untitled Stainless Steel Sculpture

Untitled Stainless Steel Sculpture
Don Judd
1928 - 1994
Acquisition Number: 82.25
Medium: Stainless steel
Size: 23 1/2" x 20" x 2 1/2"
Date: n.d.

Donald Judd was born in 1928 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. He studied painting at the Art Students League in New York. In the early 1960s his work turned to free standing sculpture. Using wood and metal at first Judd composed simple, baseless Minimal forms – a horizontal pipe holding vertical boards placed at right angles; a stepladder-like arrangement connecting side boards. East to comprehend at a glance, these works generated a sense of order based on perception of the whole piece. Judd preferred a work to appear as a unified whole that conveyed no meaning other than its own existence. Through the 1960s and 1970s, Judd has used a variety of metals fabricated to his specifications, often colored in rich, metallic monochrome hues.