Equally influential as a writer and artist, Donald Judd paved the way for a new order in American art and was a leading exponent of the Minimalism movement. Born in 1928 in Missouri, Judd studied philosophy and art at university before starting out as a painter. By the 60s he began concentrating more on sculpture and started to experiment with an industrial approach to his working practice—a radical step at the time. Judd initial… Read more
About the artwork
A prime example of "the simple expression of complex thought" that Judd constantly strove to achieve in his work, Untitled (#59) illustrates the artist's concern with materiality and spatial relations over symbolic meaning. The clean delineations of the woodcut explore the power of color to divide the pictorial surface into clear sections, a printerly experiment in space dating back to the early 1960s—the time in which Judd adopted his signature industrial approach in his practice—and appearing in a limited edition of only 10.