Donald Judd, Artworks: 1970–1994

Donald Judd, Artworks: 1970–1994


This book brings together a selection of Donald Judd’s iconic and ambitious works alongside a diverse collection of newly commissioned writings by art historians, critics, writers, and performers, following the major Judd retrospective at the MoMA New York in 2020.

Working closely with Flavin Judd and drawing on his initial intentions as a starting point, we developed a design for the book to have a direct and assumed physical presence. Black, the principal design intervention, from the cover and spine to the interior, emphasises the physicality and consciousness of the book as an object. In addition, the typographic choices seek clarity and contrast with a sans-serif and white treatment for all the text. This definite and rigorous choice reflects Judd’s ideals of representation.

One of the most significant American artists of the postwar period, Judd rigorously experimented with colour, form, material, and space. The works in this catalogue range from the artist’s expansive installations to self-contained single units, yielding valuable new insights into his process and approach. The survey includes one of his largest and most intricate installations of wall-mounted plywood boxes, conceived in 1986. Other works include variations on some of Judd’s most recognizable forms, executed in materials such as Corten steel, plexiglass, copper, plywood, brushed aluminium, and painted aluminium. Brilliant and exacting reproductions capture these works in vivid detail. Following the major Judd retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2020, this book serves as a companion volume.

Publisher: David Zwirner Books
Foreword: Flavin Judd
Contributors: Johanna Fateman, Lucy Ives, Branden W. Joseph, Marta Kuzma, Thessaly La Force, Anna Lovatt, Lauren Oyler, Wendy Perron, Michael Stone-Richards, and Mimi Thompson