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MoMA Will Do a Donald Judd Retrospective In 2017

Donald Judd, "Untitled (Stack)," 1967.The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Helen Acheson Bequest (by exchange) and gift of Joseph Helman. © Judd Foundation, licensed by VAGA, New York.

Donald Judd, “Untitled (Stack),” 1967.

©JUDD FOUNDATION, LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK/THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, HELEN ACHESON BEQUEST (BY EXCHANGE) AND GIFT OF JOSEPH HELMAN

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will organize the first museum survey in America since 1988 of the minimalist sculptor Donald Judd. Randy Kennedy broke the news in the New York Times yesterday, and spoke with the show’s curator Ann Temkin, who said, “Over the last 20 years or so, we’ve really come to take him for granted because in a way–whether or not we’re conscious of it–his aesthetic so shaped the look of so much that followed[.]”

The show, scheduled for the fall of 2017, will feature 100 works, installed on the museum’s second floor and atrium.

In a statement, Flavin Judd, co-president of the Judd Foundation and the artist’s son, said, “One of the most important aspects for the understanding of Don’s work is to see it in context with the spaces or with other works of his. This exhibition will give us a good chance to demonstrate just how the art came into being and what Don accomplished with it. In context the individual works gather meaning.”

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