Donald Judd 1928–1994

Donald Judd is one of the most important artists and art theorists of the twentieth century. While he is most well-known for his minimalist, monumental and site-specific sculptures of the 1970s and 1980s, he was also a painter, furniture designer and an influential critic, ultimately shaping the contemporary artistic discourse.

Judd was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and served in the Army from 1946 to 1947, until he attended the College of William and Mary to study philosophy. He transferred to Columbia University in 1948, graduating with a degree in philosophy and art history in 1953, while also taking painting classes at the Art Students League. From 1959 to 1965, Judd was an art critic for major art publications such as Art News, where he refined his unaffected, direct, articulate style that characterized both his writing and art, aligning himself with the radical shifts taking place in the art world at the time.

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Auction Results Donald Judd

DONALD JUDD, Untitled | wright20.com

Donald Judd

Untitled

estimate: $500,000–700,000
result: $665,000
DONALD JUDD, Early chair | wright20.com

Donald Judd

Early chair

estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $47,500
DONALD JUDD, desk | wright20.com

Donald Judd

desk

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $32,500
DONALD JUDD, Untitled (study for sculpture) | wright20.com

Donald Judd

Untitled (study for sculpture)

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $32,500
DONALD JUDD, Table (B-vB73) | wright20.com

Donald Judd

Table (B-vB73)

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $30,000
DONALD JUDD, set of six chairs | wright20.com

Donald Judd

set of six chairs

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $25,000
DONALD JUDD, Table (B-vB73) | wright20.com

Donald Judd

Table (B-vB73)

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $18,750
DONALD JUDD, stool, model #BV-B43 | wright20.com

Donald Judd

stool, model #BV-B43

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $18,000
DONALD JUDD, Untitled, set of two prints | wright20.com

Donald Judd

Untitled, set of two prints

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $18,000
DONALD JUDD, stool, model #BV-B43 | wright20.com

Donald Judd

stool, model #BV-B43

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $15,600
DONALD JUDD, Donald Judd Monograph | wright20.com

Donald Judd

Donald Judd Monograph

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $15,600
DONALD JUDD, desk | wright20.com

Donald Judd

desk

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $14,375