With the intention of creating straightforward work that could assume a direct material and physical "presence" without recourse to grand philosophical statements, Donald Judd (1928-1994) eschewed the classical ideals of representational sculpture to create a rigorous visual vocabulary that sought clear and definite objects as its primary mode of articulation. Judd's oeuvre has come to define what has been referred to as Minimal art-a label to which the artist strongly objected on the grounds of its generality. Flavin Judd is artistic director of Judd Foundation. He is the husband of psychoanalyst Michele Judd, the father of three children, and the son of Donald Judd, whom he assisted in the making of spaces and the installation of art. For Judd Foundation, he oversees art installations, curatorial matters, and architectural projects, including the restoration of 101 Spring Street in New York and buildings in Marfa, Texas. He is co-editor of Donald Judd Writings. His films, art installations, and architectural designs have been recognized with awards. Caitlin Murray is director of Marfa programs and archivist at Judd Foundation. She is co-editor of Donald Judd Writings and The Present Order: Writings on the Work of Ian Hamilton Finlay(2011). Murray is co-owner of the Marfa Book Company, a bookstore; publisher; film, music, and performance space in Marfa, Texas. She is an advisory member of Yale Union.
"To read the new book Donald Judd Interviews is to encounter one of art history's greatest contrarians."--Alina Cohen "Artsy"