Donald JuddUntitled 1972

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Artist
Donald Judd (1928‑1994)
Title
Untitled
Date 1972
MediumCopper, enamel and aluminium
Dimensionsobject: 916 x 1555 x 1782 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery 1992
Reference
T06524

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Like other artists of his generation, Judd challenged traditional European ideas about art-making. He coined the term ?specific objects? to refer to structures that were neither painting nor sculpture, but somewhere in between. This work reflects his desire to create self-sufficient objects, eliminating any factor that might interfere with the physical qualities of its materials. As he wrote, ?A shape, a volume, a colour, a surface is something in itself?.

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