Stainless steel, 4 parts

148 x 148 x 148 cm (58 1/4 x 58 1/4 x 58 1/4 in.) (each)

The vast, cold work Untitled by Donald Judd is unsettling in its extreme sobriety and radical abstraction. Four identical rectangular pieces of stainless steel are placed in parallel on the floor. With no expressive or sensitive dimension, this sculpture brings together all the characteristics of the minimalist movement founded by Donald Judd along with Carl Andre and Sol Lewitt.

If Donald Judd was able to use a material like stainless steel in such dimensions, it was because from 1964 he no longer built his works himself but entrusted their production to an industrial manufacturer. Eliminating all traces of the artist's own hand, he succeeds in immunizing his work against any expression of an "aura" which would have undermined his objective in using minimal art: to create a relationship in which objects and space have equal value.

Untitled by Donald Judd was shown at the collective exhibition "Eloge du Doute" (“In Praise of Doubt”) at the Punta della Dogana in Venice (2011-2013).
Donald Judd's other artwork