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Donald Judd Art

American, 1928-1994

Many consider Donald Judd one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Three decades after death, his ideas still hold a strong influence in the fields of architecture, interior design, criticism and art.

Judd was the voice of minimalism, rejecting through his art expressions of metaphysical and metaphorical symbolism. He sought to convey the literal, physical characteristics of each project he worked on. Judd's fascination with hard-edged imagery — especially squares and boxes — is prevalent through many of his sculptures, prints and paintings, and perfectly expresses his pragmatic artistic vision. 

Even though he was a minimalist in practice, Judd appreciated various forms and styles of art, with a special fondness for Abstract Expressionism. He spent many years writing as an art critic and spoke extensively on behalf of artist culture. 

Born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Judd joined the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in Korea until 1947. After returning home, he attended Columbia University, where he studied art history and philosophy while concurrently painting at the Art Stu­dents League.

Judd continued to paint until the early 1960s, when he abandoned the practice entirely in favor of sculpture. He found painting to be too illusionary and preferred the tactility of working in three dimensions.

As a strong proponent for art permanency, Judd purchased and refurbished many properties in Manhattan from the 1970s to the 1990s — primarily for the purpose of providing space to permanently hold and display his work and that of his colleagues. He obtained buildings throughout the downtown Cast Iron District. Other artists with the means to do so followed suit and helped develop the area, which is now known as SoHo — world-famous for cultivating artistic culture. Judd headed other political actions aimed at fostering artistic community and maintaining a healthy environment throughout New York City, especially in Manhattan. 

In 1981, Judd moved with his wife, Julie Finch, to Marfa, Texas, where they established the Chinati Foundation. The 340-acre foundation site holds many of his own permanent installations and those of a number of his contemporaries, including American artists Dan Flavin, Carl Andre and John Wesley, as well as Russian artist Ilya Kabakov and many others.

Judd died from lymphoma in 1994, but a magnificent body of his work remains for all to relish for generations to come.

On 1stDibs, find a selection of Donald Judd abstract prints, interior prints and sculptures.

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Artist: Donald Judd
Untitled (S. 105)
By Donald Judd
Located in Calabasas, CA
Artist: Donald Judd Title: Untitled (S. 105) Year: 1977-78 Medium: Etching on wove paper Sheet: 30 x 35 in. (76.2 x 88.9 cm.) Edition: 75 plus proofs; signed, numbered and dated in p...
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1970s Contemporary Donald Judd Art

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Etching

Donald Judd 'Unititled, 1978-79' Signed, Limited Edition Aquatint Print
By Donald Judd
Located in San Rafael, CA
Donald Judd (American 1928-1994) Untitled, 1978-79. Aquatint on etching paper Signed and numbered 8/175 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs) Published by the artist, with t...
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1970s Minimalist Donald Judd Art

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Aquatint

Untitled -- Print, Lithograph, Minimalism, Geometric Abstraction by Donald Judd
By Donald Judd
Located in London, GB
Donald Judd Untitled, 1973 Lithograph and screenprint, on rag paper Signed and numbered from the edition of 300 With the artist's copyright inkstamp verso From The New York Collecti...
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1970s Minimalist Donald Judd Art

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Lithograph

Untitled (S. 108)
By Donald Judd
Located in Calabasas, CA
Artist: Donald Judd Title: Untitled (S. 108) Year: 1977-78 Medium: Etching on wove paper Sheet: 30 x 35 in. (76.2 x 88.9 cm.) Edition: 75 plus proofs; signed, numbered and dated in p...
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1970s Contemporary Donald Judd Art

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Etching

Untitled #77, from an untitled portfolio of six works (Schellmann 82)
By Donald Judd
Located in New York, NY
Donald Judd Untitled #82, 1974 Etching on German etching paper with deckled edges Hand signed and numbered 7/35 by the artist on the front Catalogue Raisonne Ref: Schellmann & Jitta,...
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1970s Minimalist Donald Judd Art

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Etching, Pencil, Graphite

Armchair 47/48 American Minimalist Judd Chair Turquoise blue painted aluminum
By Donald Judd
Located in Zug, CH
DONALD JUDD (1928-1994) Armchair 47/48 2017 Painted aluminium, Turquoise blue, RAL 5018 75 x 50 x 50 cm 29.53 x 19.69 x 19.69 inches Signed, inscribed, dated and numbered "Donald Jud...
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Late 20th Century Minimalist Donald Judd Art

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Untitled, two prints (Schellmann 267-269)
By Donald Judd
Located in Miami, FL
Donald Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994, American) Untitled, two prints (Schellmann 267-269) 1992-93 Two woodcuts in orange and purple on Echizen kozo paper 23 x 31 in. each Ed...
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1990s Minimalist Donald Judd Art

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Untitled, set of 6 (Schellmann 118-123)
By Donald Judd
Located in Miami, FL
Donald Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994, American) Untitled, set of 6 (Schellmann 118-123) 1980 Complete set of six aquatints on etching paper 29 3/8 x 34 in. each P.P. (Printe...
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1980s Minimalist Donald Judd Art

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Aquatint

Untitled
By Donald Judd
Located in New York, NY
The complete set of six aquatints created by Donald Judd in 1980, each print measuring 28 ¾ x 33 ¾ in (74 x 86.5 cm) , each hand-signed and numbered from the edition of 150 + 20 arti...
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20th Century Donald Judd Art

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Untitled
By Donald Judd
Located in London, GB
Signed in pencil and inscribed. An arist's proof aside from the edition of approximately 20. Printed on cartridge paper by the artist's father, Roy C. Judd. Published by the artist. ...
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1960s Donald Judd Art

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Woodcut

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Find a wide variety of authentic Donald Judd art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of orange, red and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Donald Judd in woodcut print, metal, etching and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the minimalist style. Not every interior allows for large Donald Judd art, so small editions measuring 12 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Brice Marden, Robert Mangold, and Robert Morris.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Donald Judd first entered the art world publicly as a critic and while writing, he moved away from abstract painting into linear sculptures. His very linear approach helped him become a pioneer of the mid-20th-century Minimalism. He embraced three-dimensional work while simultaneously disavowing the term Minimalist. Shop a selection of Donald Judd pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Donald Judd was inspired by manufacturing and industry. He was primarily interested in working with industrial materials, and the geometric structures that his fabricators made — he called them “stacks” and “progressions.” They were intended to be installed on the floor, hung from the ceiling or attached to the wall. His choice to remove the “handmade” part of his work was deliberate, as were the materials and the forms with which he worked. This spoke to Judd’s examination of space as well as the use of space, and the room-sized installations that followed for the artist in the years to come were grounded in the same ideas. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Donald Judd art and furniture.

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