Of a piece similar to this work untitled, 1963, shown at Green Gallery, New York (Don Judd, December 17, 1963–January 11, 1964), and permanently installed at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Donald Judd said, “I did a great deal of juggling to make it uncomposed. I spent a lot of time determining where the trough should be on top of the box, having to do with it not being in any particular or obvious spot. It couldn’t occur across one of the quarters; it couldn’t appear to occur at some definite, measured spot.”1
This piece was fabricated by Roy C. Judd, Judd’s father. Unlike the earlier work described above, the interior divisions of this piece are equally spaced across the width of the piece.
1 “Don Judd: An Interview with John Coplans,” in John Coplans, Don Judd, exh. cat. (Pasadena, CA: Pasadena Art Museum, 1971), 23.
Smith, Brydon, ed. Donald Judd: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Objects, and Wood-Blocks 1960–1974. Exh. cat. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1975, 175 (DSS cat. no. 138).