Donald Judd - Untitled

Donald Judd (1928-1994) is widely considered to be one of the most important figures of Minimalist Art, a term the artist strongly objected to. His contributions were so significant, however, that the Museum of Modern Art in New York will present the most comprehensive exhibition of his work to date this coming fall.

Judd believed that art should not represent anything, that it should unequivocally stand on its own and simply exist. In the early 1970s, his work would take on an extraordinary new setting as he moved his practice to Marfa, Texas. As a result, his art would increase in scale and complexity.

It was in this new setting that Judd would create the print offered here, originally part of a set of six aquatints published by the artist in 1980. Some have said that these prints were a direct response to the flat Texas landscape - but I would guess he would object to that, too. Regardless, what we have here is a work that perfectly exemplifies his practice.