Donald Judd
Untitled, 1992

Cadmium red light acrylic and sand on Douglas fir plywood with stainless steel found object
46 1/2 × 46 1/2 × 4 inches
(118.1 × 118.1 × 10.2 cm)

Relief 11
1990s 9

The found object in this relief is a stainless steel reversed letter O from a commercial sign that is centrally placed in a horizontal orientation. The space between the top and bottom edges of the relief and the outer edge of the oval measures eighteen and a half inches; from the side edges of the relief to the outer edge of the oval, seventeen and a quarter inches. As with untitled, 1992, the sides of the relief, unlike the face, are painted a cadmium red light acrylic that does not contain sand.

This relief is related to another in the Ranch Office that contains metal [untitled, 1992], in that the edge of the metal is flush front and defines a particular area of the surface. It is also similar to a 1962 painting in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which has a reversed yellow Plexiglas letter O inset into a cadmium red light oil on Liquitex and sand on a Masonite surface.

Roberta Smith, “Donald Judd,” in Donald Judd: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Objects, and Wood-Blocks 1960–1974, ed. Brydon Smith. Exh. cat. (Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1975), 16.