Sold for £1,082,500 at the Contemporary Art Evening Sale, 10 February 2014, London.
Immortalizing one of Hollywood’s most beloved and tragic fi
Sold for £326,500 at the Contemporary Art Evening Sale, 10 February 2014, London.
In the early 1960’s, having abandoned painting, Donald Judd turned towards creating free standing, three dimensional objects. Working in a number of man-made materials, including industrial plywood, concrete and color-impregnated Plexiglas, he developed a clear interest in repetition and simplicity - features which would become the trademarks for his canonical style. Keen to do away with the conventional categories of art, in his seminal text ‘Specific objects’ (published in 1965 ), Judd discussed how his works existed outside the realms of sculpture and
painting, refuting archaic definition and paving the way for a new manner of discussing and examining objects.
Composed of clear anodized aluminum with amber Plexiglas, Untitled marks Judd’s the preoccupation with the synthetic and undervalued. Presenting these materials in his minimal and austere style, Judd transforms them into an object of contemplation and monumentality. Faced with this work we are drawn to think not only about the aesthetic qualities of the shimmering plexiglass and the deep copper but also the minimal nature of its simple form, which imparts understandings of rationality and tranquility.