Donald Judd
Untitled, 1991

Copper and violet plexiglass
6 1/4 × 27 1/4 × 24 inches
(15.9 × 69.9 × 61 cm)

Object 67
1990s 9

Donald Judd made works informally referred to as single stacks comprised of a rectangular prism measuring 6 x 27 x 24 inches. When properly installed at roughly eye level, the work projects from the wall at four times the height of the object itself.  Simple in form, a single stack not only encloses the actual space lying within, but simultaneously activates the surrounding area: the wall upon which the object is placed or the entire room within which it is situated. In a note from February 21, 1993 Judd wrote “The smallest, simplest work creates space around it, since there is so much space within.”1

This work is one of two small stacks associated with a ten-unit stack having units with the same form, material and configuration.  Informally known as a wrap-around work, plexiglass is affixed to the front and side planes of the work.2  It was a common practice by Judd to make additional single stack units at the time that a corresponding small stack was fabricated.  The single stacks are not considered units from the stack, but were made by Judd as separate, discrete, unique works for study or sale.

1 Donald Judd, “21 February 1993”, in Donald Judd Writings, ed. Flavin Judd and Caitlin Murray (New York: Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books, 2016), 811.
2 Museum and Gallery Files, Judd Foundation Archives, Marfa, Texas.