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Artist Influences and Research Studio 4

Donald Judd

Judd, associated with minimalism, sough autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it. Throughout the lifetime of work, Judd achieved a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. He sought clear and defined objects, often made out of wood, to articulate these ideas of a direct material and physical presence without grand philosophical statements.

Many of his works are permanent installations and reflect the continuing diversity of his work. These installations would be in areas including studios, living quarters and ranches, many of which he purchased in Marfa in 1973. The permanence of these works help to define the objects and materials and create a further presence in the day-to-day lives of many rather than the few.

Judd also advocated for the importance of art and artistic expression.

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