This work is a proof for a group of woodcuts printed by Donald Judd with his father, Roy C. Judd. The central curvilinear shape appears elsewhere in Judd’s graphic work and paintings done around the same time. The woodcut’s negative space is hand-painted with maroon gouache.
Judd produced many prints, primarily lithographs, while studying at the Art Students League in New York in the early 1950s. In the early 1960s, his printmaking medium shifted to woodblocks, many of which were produced by his father. Roy C. Judd’s extensive fabrication records, which include drawings and notes, lists of completed works, correspondence, and receipts, are part of the Judd Foundation Archives.