Publications

One of the foremost artists of the second half of the twentieth century, whose work continues to impact contemporary practice, the writings of Donald Judd remain as significant today as in the first decades of his career. The publication program of Judd Foundation develops texts for scholars, students, and those interested in the life and work of Donald Judd.

Donald Judd Interviews
Donald Judd Interviews presents sixty interviews with the artist over the course of four decades and is the first compilation of its kind. It is the companion volume to the critically acclaimed and bestselling Donald Judd Writings (2016). Judd’s contributions in interviews, panels, and extemporaneous conversations are marked by his forthright manner and rigorous thinking, whether in dialogue with art critics, art historians, or his contemporaries.

This collection of interviews engages a diverse range of topics, from philosophy and politics to Judd’s insightful critiques of his own work and the work of others such as Mark di Suvero, Edward Hopper, Yayoi Kusama, Barnett Newman, and Jackson Pollock. The opening discussion of the volume between Judd, Dan Flavin, and Frank Stella provides the foundation for many of the succeeding conversations, focusing on the nature and material conditions of the new art developing in the 1960s. The publication also gathers a substantial body of unpublished material across a range of mediums including extensive interviews with art historians Lucy R. Lippard and Barbara Rose.

Publication available November 2019.
Published by Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books.
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
978-1-64423-016-9 $39.95 | £28

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Donald Judd Writings
In November 2016, Judd Foundation co-published Donald Judd Writings, a new collection of Judd’s writings spanning from 1958 to 1993. This publication includes Judd’s most well-known essays, such as “Specific Objects” and “Complaints I and II,” as well as little-known essays previously published in limited editions. Moreover, to provide readers with the context and breadth of his life’s work and thinking, this new collection includes three unpublished college essays and hundreds of never-before-seen notes, an important and unknown part of Judd’s writing practice.

Judd’s earliest published writing defined the terms of art criticism in the 1960s and continues to serve as a primary source of his early thinking. Judd’s subsequent writings are no less significant, though they appeared in very small editions and are almost entirely unavailable at present.

Donald Judd Writings features individual evaluations of many predecessors and peers, essays on his home and studio at 101 Spring Street in New York, and his decision to establish his two foundations. The path-breaking essay, “Some Aspects of Color and Red and Black in Particular,” and the polemical essay, “Una Stanza Per Panza,” is joined with hundreds of selections from Judd’s handwritten notes and manuscripts from Judd Foundation Archives, encompassing art, architecture, design, and activism. This publication is the first in a series which will provide a comprehensive look at Judd’s influential work in the fields of art, architecture, design, and writing.

Publication available November 2016.
Published by Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books.
Distributed by Artbook | D.A.P.
9781941701355 U.S. $39.95 CDN $50.00

 

Donald Judd: Complete Writings 1959-1975
Complete Writings 1959-1975, first published in 1975 by The Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, has been the primary source for Judd’s early writing. Working as an art critic for magazines such as ArtsArts Magazine, and later Art International, Judd regularly contributed reviews of contemporary art exhibitions between 1959 and 1965, but continued to write throughout his life on a broad range of subjects.

In his reviews and essays, Judd discussed in detail the work of more than 500 artists showing in New York in the early and mid-1960s, and provided a critical account of this significant era of art in America. While addressing the social and political ramifications of art production, the writings frequently addressed the work of artists such as Jackson Pollock, Kazimir Malevich, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, Lee Bontecou, Yayoi Kusama, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Kenneth Noland, and Claes Oldenburg.

Reprint edition available March 2016.
Published by Judd Foundation.
Distributed by Artbook | D.A.P.
9781938922930 U.S. $45.00 CDN $57.50