Donald Judd Untitled 1961–78

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Artist
Donald Judd 1928–1994
Title
Untitled
Date 1961–78
Medium Woodcut and oil paint on paper
Dimensions Image: 305 x 340 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1997
Reference
P77901
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This woodcut is among Judd's earliest abstract prints, made just before he abandoned the use of curved lines in favour of straight horizontals and verticals. It belongs to a brief transitional phase in Judd's work between a more organic and figurative imagery and his mature rectilinear vocabulary. Judd deliberately allowed the grain of the woodblock and the cadmium red underpainting to show through the black ground, giving a sense of depth and texture to this print.

September 2004

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