Today the Judd Foundation announced that the three-year-long restoration of Donald Judd’s long-time home and studio at 101 Spring Street will conclude next June in celebration of what would have been the Minimalist pioneer’s 85th birthday. The Foundation plans to re-open the building for public programming in June 2013.
Since June 2010, New York City design practice Architecture Research Office (ARO) has been repairing and refurbishing nearly 1,300 pieces of cast-iron that stud the facade as well as bringing other parts of the building up to code. They will not touch, however, the extensive art collection that Judd housed there. Over 500 works by Jean Arp, Carl Andre, Marcel Duchamp, Dan Flavin, Claes Oldenburg, Ad Reinhardt and Frank Stella, among others, will remain as Judd originally installed them during the 26 years he lived and worked in the SoHo landmark.
“Growing up in the building in the early ‘70s, it was always filled with artists discussing culture, history, and politics,” said Judd Foundation co-president and daughter of the artist Rainer Judd in a press release. “Don hosted temporary exhibitions, community and activist meetings, and performances. We plan to open the building to the public next spring with that spirit in mind.”
101 Spring Street, New York, 4th Floor
Photo Credit: Rainer Judd-Judd Foundation Archives
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