April 28, 2020
5.9 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Richard Shiff is the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and the director of the Center for the Study of Modernism at the University of Texas at Austin.
With the intention of creating straightforward work that could assume a direct material and physical presence without recourse to grand philosophical statements, Donald Judd (1928-1994) eschewed the classical ideals of representational sculpture to create a rigorous visual vocabulary that sought clear and definite objects as its primary mode of articulation. Judd's oeuvre has come to define what has been referred to as Minimal art--a label to which the artist strongly objected on the grounds of its generality.