Donald Judd Untitled (DJ 85-51) 1985

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Artist
Donald Judd 1928–1994
Title
Untitled (DJ 85-51)
Date 1985
Medium Aluminium
Dimensions Object: 300 x 3000 x 300 mm, 364 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996
Reference
T07143
Not on display

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From the 1960s onwards, Judd’s works were made in factories using common industrial materials. The colours in this work were chosen from an industrial colour chart, and enamel-baked on to aluminium sheets, which were then bolted into a precise arrangement determined by Judd. The way that each colour related to the others was of paramount importance, and he was determined to avoid the most obvious harmonies or contrasts. ‘I didn’t want them to combine’ he later wrote, ‘I wanted a multiplicity all at once’.

February 2011

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