The furniture of Donald Judd
Donald Judd (Missouri, 1928 – New York, 1994)
On an international level, Donald Judd is one of the most important post-war artists, and one of the founders of the Minimalism movement. We are very proud to announce that we have entered into agreements with the Donald Judd Foundation, with offices in Marfa (Texas) and New York, to represent his work in the Netherlands.
Collaboration Judd Foundation
At a very early age, I became fascinated by Donald Judd’s work. When I was 14, 15 and 16 years of age, I spent much of my spare time washing cars, delivering newspapers and walking dogs. And with the money I earned, I purchased my first work of art: a work by Judd. It is with due pride that I announce our collaboration with the Judd Foundation, which has been administering the estate of the artist since his demise in 1994, including Judd’s studio in Springstreet 101, New York, the buildings in Marfa, and a number of ranches nearby. Work by Donald Judd will be permanently exhibited in varying presentations.
Menno Derk Doornbos
Jan van der Ploeg
For the presentation of five Donald Judd furniture pieces, Jan van der Ploeg developed architectural concept no. 325, 2011, consisting of cubes that serve as the background and support for the furniture and that can be used in the future in a different form for another exhibition. The piece on display measures 7.5 x 5.25 x 2.25 metres.
Out of his respect for the artist, who passed away in 1994, Jan van der Ploeg took his point of departure from Donald Judd's colour palette for this installation. What makes this installation unique is that, in spite of the fact that it undeniably uses Judd’s colour palette, visitors can also immediately recognise it as a work by Jan van der Ploeg. This architectural concept clearly shows how Donald Judd continues to inspire future generations of artists.