|An untitled Judd installation at Art Basel in Miami , 2013|
|Untitled, Donald Judd. Taken individually, |
Minimalism has little impact as seen in this
piece taken from the more impressive
installation above (top row, center).
|Is Judd's Minimalist cube transparent of reflective?|
|Donald Judd, climbing the wall.|
|Donald Judd, sculptured color or simply shelves for the library?|
|Judd's chair duo--uncomfortable art.|
|Donald Judd's bedroom--living (and sleeping) minimally.|
|The House of Judd, 110 Spring|
Street, New York
While other minimalist artist, one suspects, embraced the style for it's sheer simplicity of creation and the brief popularity of the style (roughly 1968-1976), Donald Judd lived Minimalism. Born in 1928, forty years later, Judd bought a five-story cast iron building at 110 Spring Street in the SoHo district of lower Manhattan (above, left) at a cost of $70,000. There he established his studio, housed his family, amassed a sizable collection of Modern Art (mostly Minimalist), lived, worked, and died in 1994. (Recently Judd's monument to Minimalism has been restored and is now open to the public.) His art collection included works he admired by Jean Arp, Carl Andre, Larry Bell, John Chamberlain, Marcel Duchamp, Dan Flavin, David Novros, Claes Oldenburg, Ad Reinhardt, Lucas Samaras, and Frank Stella. From the free-standing window blinds in his bedroom to the no-nonsense minimalist furniture and working surfaces in his studio, the building itself, though ornately fin-de-ciecle on the outside, is pure Judd Minimalism inside.
|One of several Judd concrete installations at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas.|
|Judd-influenced Minimalist desert architecture by the Greek firm of KLab.|