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Donald Judd Untitled (1969-1971)

Donald JUDD
Untitled (1969-1971)

In the 1960s Donald Judd proposed a new way of making and experiencing art, breaking ground in the exploration of volume, interval, space and colour. He favoured industrial materials such as aluminium, perspex, sheet metal and plywood. From the mid 1960s onward all of Judd’s works were fabricated by skilled specialists to his precise specifications. By encouraging concentration on the volume and presence of the structure and the space around it, Judd’s work draws particular attention to the relationship between the object, the viewer and the specific context of the object’s environment. This relationship became a central focus of the artist’s career, and in later life he devoted much time to the installation of his work. Judd worked within an essential vocabulary of forms: ‘stacks’, ‘boxes’ and ‘progressions’.

This work is currently on display on Level 3 at NGV International.