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Extended through September 4, 2020

Donald Judd

Artwork: 1980

March 12–September 4, 2020
West 21st Street, New York

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980 Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980

Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)
© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980 Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980

Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)
© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980 Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980

Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)
© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980 Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980

Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)
© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980 Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980

Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)
© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980 (detail) Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Donald Judd, untitled, 1980 (detail)

Plywood, 12 × 80 × 4 feet (3.7 × 24.4 × 1.2 m)
© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Space is made by an artist or architect; it is not found and packaged. It is made by thought.
Donald Judd

Gagosian is pleased to present, in association with Judd Foundation, an installation of an untitled plywood work by Donald Judd from 1980—the largest single plywood construction he ever made. This will be the first time the work has been exhibited in New York since it was originally shown at Castelli Gallery in 1981. The exhibition coincides with a retrospective of Judd’s work at the Museum of Modern Art, New York—his first major American museum survey since 1988.

Made from Douglas fir, the work is a gridded construction in three parts, each defined by horizontal and diagonal planes. Measuring 80 feet wide, it spans the entire back wall of the 21st Street gallery. In its fusion of wall- and floor-based formats, the work confirms Judd’s mastery of light and space. It manifests his desire to realize “the simple expression of complex thought,” an idea he considered independent of the Minimalist label to which his work was—to his displeasure—often linked. Judd also used other materials at a large scale, including weathering steel (as in an untitled work from 1982 that is part of the collection of Western Washington University in Bellingham) and concrete (fifteen untitled works made between 1980 and 1984 that are installed at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas).

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Still from “MoMA Virtual Views: Donald Judd”

Video

MoMA Virtual Views
Donald Judd

As we “museum from home,” exhibition curator Ann Temkin introduces the 2020 retrospective Judd at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Temkin discusses Donald Judd’s installation process and how the artist’s revolutionary approach has widened our understanding of sculpture for generations to come.

Still from “MoMA Virtual Views: Donald Judd”