Donald Judd
Untitled, 1962

Oil on liquitex and sand on masonite with copper
48 × 48 × 4 inches
(121.9 × 121.9 × 10.2 cm)

Relief 11
1960s 68

In 1975, Roberta Smith wrote of this piece, “An extraneous object is set into a densely coloured, textured ground, contributing its own intrinsic colour and surface. . . . The extraneous materials, such as the copper disc, were usually what was available, often from the street; the part suggested a certain unusual use and placement.”1

1Roberta Smith, “Donald Judd,” in Donald Judd: Catalogue Raisonnéof Paintings, Objects, and Wood-Blocks 1960–1974, ed. Brydon Smith. Exh. cat. (Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1975), 19.

Selected Bibliography

Smith, Brydon, ed. Donald Judd: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Objects, and Wood-Blocks 1960–1974. Exh. cat. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1975, 19, 110 (DSS cat. no. 31).

Kellein, Thomas. Donald Judd. Early Work 1955–1968. Exh. cat. New York: D.A.P., 2002, 81 (ill.), 154.

Kalina, Richard. “Working Things Out.” Art in America, November 2003, 122.

Serota, Nicholas, ed. Donald Judd. Exh. cat. London: Tate Publishing, 2004, 140 (ill.).

Stockebrand, Marianne, ed. Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014, 201, 202 (fig. 3).