Donald Judd’s Minimalist work revolutionised modern sculpture. Judd studied painting at the Art Students League in New York while simultaneously taking a course in philosophy at Columbia University. In 1965 he published the article ‘Specific objects’, having turned to art writing and criticism after his first exhibition of paintings left him displeased. The article became a decisive text for the Minimalist movement and Judd its key artist.

Judd worked at Gemini GEL in 1971 to create an untitled sculpture edition. Made from stainless steel and acrylic sheeting, the work is a telling example of Minimalism’s rejection of the traditional notion of representational sculpture.
Emilie Owens

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