Untitled (chartreuse progression)


Clear anodized and chartreuse anodized aluminium

21 x 409 x 20.5 cm (8 1/4 x 161 x 8 1/16 in.)

Anodized aluminum blocks punctuate the space in accordance with the rhythm of the Fibonacci Sequence. In a way, they convey its aesthetic potential in a subtle pale green hue.

Donald Judd is familiar with mathematical formulae, in particular the Fibonacci Sequence in which each number is the sum of the two previous ones: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc. Infinite by nature and present in the natural world (e.g. the branches of certain trees) these formulae are often the matrix of Judd's sculptures and objects, which limit them by their very nature. The result is a singular, simple and powerful sequencing.

Held in the Pinault Collection, Untitled (Chartreuse Progression) was shown for the first time in 2006 at the Where Are We Going? exhibition at Palazzo Grassi, in Venice.
Donald Judd's other artwork