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About Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd

Chinati is pleased to announce the publication of a new book featuring the first comprehensive overview of the museum's history and collection. Edited and principally written by Marianne Stockebrand, Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd describes how Donald Judd ...

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Chinati is pleased to announce the publication of a new book featuring the first comprehensive overview of the museum's history and collection. Edited and principally written by Marianne Stockebrand, Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd describes how Donald Judd developed his ideas of the role of art and museums from the early 1960s onward, culminating in the creation of Chinati (and including its two predecessors—his building in New York and his residence in Marfa). The sumptuously illustrated book (with 149 color and 71 black-and-white illustrations), co-published by Chinati and Yale University Press, begins with an introductory essay surveying the history of Judd's work in Marfa, then presents the individual installations at the museum in chronological order, with stunning photography.

In addition to the essays by Marianne Stockebrand, the volume contains texts by Rudi Fuchs, former director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; Thomas Kellein, former director of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany; Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate in London; Richard Shiff, professor and Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at the University of Texas; and Rob Weiner, associate director of the Chinati Foundation. Also featured are writings by Donald Judd relating to Chinati and his other buildings in Marfa. A detailed catalogue of the collection and artists' bibliographies are included as well.

Donald Judd published a modest Chinati catalogue in 1987, long since out of print. Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd surveys and documents everything that Judd accomplished in Marfa, and all that has been accomplished in the years since his death. The book's publication represents a milestone in Chinati's history.

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About the Artist

About Donald Judd

Though he disavowed the term "Minimal" as an apt description for his work, Donald Judd (1928—1994) is perhaps the artist most closely associated with ...

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Though he disavowed the term "Minimal" as an apt description for his work, Donald Judd (1928—1994) is perhaps the artist most closely associated with American Minimalist art. His 1964 essay "Specific Objects" is considered a manifesto for Minimalist sculpture, advocating artists whose works inhabited the actual space of the viewer rather than the illusionistic space of traditional painting and sculpture. Best known for his iconic wall-mounted stacked box sculptures, Judd's work often involves simple geometric forms in repetitive arrangements, typically employing industrial materials such as plywood, aluminum, and Plexiglas.

In 1979, with assistance from the Dia Art Foundation, Judd purchased 340 acres of land in Marfa, Texas, on which he established the Chinati Foundation, an exhibition venue devoted to large-scale, permanent installations by Judd and several of his contemporaries, including John Chamberlain and Dan Flavin. Judd's work was included in many seminal exhibitions of the 1960s and 1970s, including Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum in 1966, often considered as the inauguration of Minimalist art. He has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, at venues including the Tate Modern (2004) and the Whitney Museum (1988).

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Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd, 2012

Donald Judd

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11.75" x 10.00" x 1.50" $2,500
Edition of 250

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Special Edition book in a cloth clamshell box.

Dimensions

The book measures 11.74" x 10" x 1.5". The clamshell box containing it measures 12.75" x 10.75" x 1.75".

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This Special Edition of 250 copies is numbered and signed by the nine artists represented in Chinati’s Permanent Collection alive at the time of publication: Carl Andre, Ingólfur Arnarsson, John Chamberlain, Roni Horn, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, Claes Oldenburg, David Rabinowitch, and John Wesley. It is housed in a cloth clamshell box.

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