Donald Judd Untitled 1980

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Artwork details

Artist
Donald Judd 1928–1994
Title
Untitled
Date 1980
Medium Steel, aluminium and perspex
Dimensions Object: 229 x 1016 x 787 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03087

Display caption

Judd began making stacks in the 1960s. Most consist of ten elements, although there is variation in the materials used. The stacks are all ordered according to strict principles: the gap between each unit, and between the first unit and the floor, should be equal to the height of a single unit. Since the units are all identical, their significance derives from this pre-determined geometric order rather than from any individual features. However, Judd's attention to the sensuous qualities of his materials prevents Untitled from being cold or clinical.

October 2000