Table Object

  • Donald Judd, Table Object, 1967, aluminum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1971.84.94

Luce Center Label

Donald Judd was one of the first artists to employ industrial fabricators in the construction of his sculptures, and to use “nonart” materials, including Plexiglas, aluminum, and plywood. He created hollow, boxlike forms that fixed to the wall, stacked in a tower, or progressed across the floor, often immense in scale and incorporating strips and planes of color. His boxes measure and contain empty space, encouraging the viewer to investigate the open and closed volumes. In Table Objects, Judd created two almost identical folded structures to explore the different surfaces of aluminum and steel.

Luce Object Quote

“A shape, a volume, a color, a surface is something itself, it shouldn’t be concealed as part of a fairly different whole.” Donald Judd, The New York Times, 1964

Title
Table Object
Artist
Date
1967
Location
Dimensions
20 1/8 x 24 x 2 1/2 in. (51.1 x 61.0 x 6.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
aluminum
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1971.84.94
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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