Donald Judd

Untitled

1961–78

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Woodcut and oil paint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 305 x 340 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1997
Reference
P77901

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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