The austere, meticulously-crafted sculptures produced by Donald Judd from the mid-1960s through the early 1990s stand virtually unrivaled as paragons of minimalist art and design to this day.
On the occasion of the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark Judd retrospective, Gagosian unveils a rare staging of an untitled piece from 1980 that holds the distinction of being the late artist’s largest individual plywood work. Roughly one story in height, its fully-assembled form spans a width of 80 feet (about one-fourth as tall as the Statue of Liberty).
Presented on-site at the gallery’s West 21st Street location—where it takes up the expansive space’s entire back wall—the sculpture has not been exhibited in New York since it debuted at Castelli Gallery in 1981.
Donald Judd, untitled, 1980. Plywood, 12 x 80 x 4 feet. © 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever, via Gagosian.