Donald Judd's Untitled (Bernstein 90-11), 1990. Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
NEW YORK - Donald Judd has been having “a moment” all year. Back in February, Judd’s works, along with those of fellow Minimalist Dan Flavin, comprised the inaugural show of the amazing new David Zwirner Gallery space in Chelsea, designed by the über-talented Annabelle Selldorf.
Soon after, the $23 million renovation of 101 Spring Street, Judd’s longtime SoHo studio, was unveiled. The space became a proper, by-appointment museum after languishing for decades, which was big news for art pilgrims – especially those who worshipped at the altar of his famous spare, brilliantly conceived compound in Marfa, Texas.
Donald Judd's Untitled (Bernstein 78-69), 1978. Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
The Judd Moment shows no signs of slowing this fall. Dealer Robert Mnuchin, who recently split from his partner Dominique Lévy to fly solo, presents “Donald Judd: Stacks” beginning September 26 and running through December at the newly christened Mnuchin Gallery on the Upper East Side.
The first show devoted solely to exhibiting Judd’s iconic stack works features ten metal and Plexiglas pieces. The press email I received references the “sultry minimalism” of the works – an intriguing phrase that gave me pause, though it might not be how I think of the exhibited works.
However you state their appeal, it's enduring; and I think people will flock to this exhibition at the Mnuchin Gallery to round off the 2013 Judd Moment.