Judd

Donald Judd. _Untitled_ . 1964. Brass and galvanized iron with blue lacquer. 40 ½ × 84 × 6 3" (102.9 × 213.4 × 17.2 cm). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Curator, Ann Temkin: Walking around this Second gallery, you'll see some of Judd's works from between 1964 and 1969. This is the period when Judd became widely recognized as a leading voice of his generation—a generation of sculptors who, basically, revolutionize the whole idea of what it is that sculpture is.

And so by the end of 1964, Judd transformed himself from an artist who made things in a typical messy artist's studio with the smell of paint or the smell of sawdust, and instead began working together with sheet metal fabricators, and essentially giving them drawings that he made for these forms that you see on the floor or on the walls.

They're made, not by Judd's hand, but by Judd's mind and by his working very closely in concert with these skilled workmen who knew how to create the forms in the way that he wanted.

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