Donald Judd: Artwork: 1980
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Donald Judd: Artwork: 1980 at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York. It reproduces photographs and schematic drawings of this installation of an untitled work by Judd from 1980 and also includes images of related works by the artist. Made from Douglas fir, the exhibited work is the largest single plywood construction Judd ever produced, and the Gagosian exhibition marked the first time that it had been shown in New York since its original presentation at Castelli Gallery in 1981. Spanning the entire back wall of the 21st Street gallery, the gridded construction measures eighty feet wide and comprises three parts, each defined by horizontal and diagonal planes. In its fusion of wall- and floor-based formats, the work confirms Judd’s mastery of light, space, and “the simple expression of complex thought.”
The catalogue, which is bound in corrugated cardboard, features a foreword by Flavin Judd, new essays by Rudi Fuchs and Martha Buskirk, and interviews with Judd by Margot Willett, Friedrich Teja Bach, Kaspar König, and Markus Brüderlin.