This object is one of a group of twelve unique works created for Donald Judd’s solo exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden in 1989 (Donald Judd, August 27–October 15). Each of the pieces share the same exterior dimensions, while the interiors reveal a variety of combinations of colored anodized aluminum and acrylic planes. Although they were conceived and executed as a group, Judd considered them to be “totally distinct” within a “very large” number of possible variations.1
A sheet of black anodized aluminum bisects the bottom panel of this work and extends halfway up. Judd installed two of the other works from the Baden-Baden exhibition in his Print Building in Marfa, Texas.
1Jochen Poetter and Rosemarie E. Pahlke, “Back to Clarity: Interview with Donald Judd,” in Donald Judd, exh. cat. (Stuttgart: Edition Cantz, 1989), 87.
Puvogel, Renate. “Dan Flavin and Donald Judd in the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.” Parkett, no. 22, 1989, 22 (ill.).
Donald Judd. Exh. cat. Stuttgart: Edition Cantz, 1989, cover, 142–43 (cat. no. 12), 162, 165.
Donald Judd. Exh. cat. Göttingen: Steidl; New York: David Zwirner, 2011, 37, 51, 130 (ill.).