Here are all five of Donald Judd’s multicolored floor pieces. (A sixth floor piece, in ‘blank’ galvanized iron, is at the Tate.) One of them, the version in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, is included in “Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works” at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts through January 4. Exhibition curator Marianne Stockebrand is this week’s guest on The Modern Art Notes Podcast.
“The Multicolored Works” is the first museum exhibition to focus on Judd’s use of color, and more specifically Judd’s use of color in the 1980s, when he discovered a process that enabled a new kind of sculpture. It includes 23 Judd sculptures as well as works on paper and collages from the collection of the Judd Foundation that reveal Judd’s creative process. The gorgeous exhibition is a shoo-in to rank highly on critics’ year-end top-ten lists.
All of the multicolored floor pieces are untitled. From the top, where they are: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1989), Museum Bojimans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1984), , Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf (1989-90), Museum of Modern Art, New York (1989), Herbert Collection, Ghent (1984).