Here's What You Need To Know
Who is Donald Judd?
Donald Judd was an American artist who is considered the leading champion of the international "minimalist" movement. In his work, Judd sought autonomy for constructed objects and the space created by it.
What Makes His House Special?
In 1968, Judd purchased 101 Spring Street, a five story cast-iron building located at the corner of Spring Street and Mercer Street in New York City. Designed by Nicholas Whyte and constructed in 1870, it was the first building Judd owned and served as his New York residence and studio.
101 Spring Street is now considered a hallmark of contemporary art as well as an inspiration for much of Judd’s work. Centered on the belief that the placement of a work of art was as critical to its understanding as the work itself, Judd’s first applications of this idea were realized in his installation of works throughout 101 Spring Street.
The works on view at 101 Spring Street remain as installed by Judd. Throughout his writings, Judd identifies the installation of 101 Spring Street as the source of permanent installation as a practice. In his 1989 essay, ‘101 Spring Street,’ he wrote: “I spent a great deal of time placing the art and a great deal designing the renovation in accordance. Everything from the first was intended to be thoroughly considered and to be permanent.”
Logistics of the Private Tour
3:45PM: Meet at 101 Spring for Introductions and complimentary Sunniva Super Coffee
4-5:30PM: Artist lead tour of the Estate