The Donald Judd Catalogue Raisonné project seeks to document and research artworks by Donald Judd, culminating in the publication of an updated and expanded catalogue raisonné that will provide a comprehensive source for Judd scholarship. Judd oversaw the publication of the Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Objects, and Wood-Blocks 1960-1974, co-edited by Dudley Del Balso, Brydon Smith, and Roberta Smith, on the occasion of his retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, in 1975. A comprehensive volume of Judd prints, Donald Judd, Prints and Works in Editions: A Catalogue Raisonné, edited by Jörg Schellmann and Mariette Josephus Jitta, was published in 1993.
Call for Works
Judd Foundation has initiated a public call for works focused on the documentation of paintings, objects, and wood-blocks. The Foundation seeks to build on archival research by engaging collectors, galleries, and institutions around the world in the expansion of knowledge about Judd’s body of work, which will inform a publication phase to follow. Judd Foundation invites owners of Donald Judd artworks to complete and submit the Donald Judd Catalogue Raisonné form.
Submit a Work
The catalogue raisonné form may be completed electronically here.
To mail submissions, please complete and mail the form [PDF download].
Ellie Meyer, Catalogue Raisonné Research Manager
PO Box 218
Marfa, Texas 79843
+ 1 432 729 4406 ext.102
We thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out the form and submit information. Your participation constitutes a valued contribution to ongoing Donald Judd scholarship. Submitted materials will become part of Judd Foundation Archives upon completion of the project. Owner information will be restricted by those who request confidentiality.
Please note: Judd Foundation does not authenticate or provide valuations of Donald Judd artworks.
Catalogue Raisonné Committee
William C. Agee is an internationally renowned art critic and historian. He is currently the Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History at Hunter College, New York. Mr. Agee has published and lectured extensively in the field of modern American art. He was the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston from 1974 through 1982, and before that was an associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art. He has written a number of essays on Donald Judd and organized several exhibitions of the artist’s work including Judd’s first major museum exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 1968.
Heidi Colsman-Freyberger holds a doctorate degree from Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany. She has worked at the Museum of Modern Art, in commercial galleries, as Robert Motherwell’s secretary-cum-curator, and as a freelancer for Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her catalogue raisonné projects include editing Egon Schiele (Harry N. Abrams, 1990) and compiling Barnett Newman (Yale University Press, 2004); she is currently chief researcher for another catalogue raisonné project, the paintings and sculpture of Jasper Johns.
Jamie Dearing is a painter and an independent art consultant living in New York. From 1968 through 1983, Mr. Dearing was a studio assistant for Donald Judd. Over a number of years he developed a deep understanding of Judd’s working practices, and travelled with Judd on research trips and to install exhibitions around the world. He also worked at The Whitney Museum of American Art and was a partner at Bark Frameworks LLC in New York until 2005.
Dudley Del Balso serves on the Board of Judd Foundation. Ms. Del Balso worked with Donald Judd almost continuously between 1968 and 1984 managing his office and overseeing the fabrication of his work. She co-authored the 1975 Judd Catalogue Raisonné published by the National Gallery of Canada. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the International Print Center New York and on the New York Board of the Trust for Public Land.
Jenny Dixon serves on the Board of Judd Foundation. She has led four New York City cultural organizations: the Public Art Fund, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Bronx Museum, and the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum. She most recently served as Director of the Noguchi Museum for nearly fifteen years. In this capacity, she oversaw the development and launch of the Isamu Noguchi catalogue raisonné, among the first to be digitized.
Flavin Judd is Artistic Director of Judd Foundation and the son of Donald Judd. He oversees art installations, book design, and architectural design for Judd Foundation. He is co-designer and co-editor of the recent publications Donald Judd Writings (2016), Donald Judd Interviews (2019), and Donald Judd Spaces (2020).
Rainer Judd is President of Judd Foundation and the daughter of Donald Judd. She was co-executor of the Judd Estate and a founding trustee of Judd Foundation. She co-directed the film Marfa Voices, a documentary which portrays an intimate view of Judd and Marfa. Recent visual art commissions include Rag & Bone, Ace Hotel London, and the Polyphonic Spree. She supports marine stewardship as a board member of The Safina Center.
Ellie Meyer is the Donald Judd Catalogue Raisonné Research Manager. From 1984 through 1991, she worked for Donald Judd in Switzerland, New York, and Marfa, Texas as his Studio Manager overseeing fabrication and gallery and museum relations. She holds BFA, MA, and MBA degrees and has taught art and art history for more than a decade. She has also served as the executive director of not-for-profit organizations in both New York and Marfa, where she currently lives.