Donald Clarence Judd
(1928 - 1994)
Donald Clarence Judd was active/lived in New York, Missouri. Donald Judd is known for three-dimensional art, drawing.
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Born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Donald Judd became an artist whose writings and works were crucial to the emergence of a new form of three-dimensional art, which he referred to as "specific objects." His legacy is that of simplicity, "all of art history pared down to the basic geometric module of a box made of industrial materials" (ARTNews 5/99). He rejected the symbolism and emotive work of the abstract expressionists, based on free-wheeling use of color, and injected industrial materials as art.
He is widely known for his "stacks," units with which from 1963 he developed a vocabulary of colored metals and plexiglass. The stacks are installed so that the spaces between the units are the same dimension as the units themselves,
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