Donald Judd

The American Donald Judd (1928-1994) is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century worldwide. In the 1960s he came to fame as one of the champions of Minimal Art, and expanded his creative reach to include the fields of architecture and design.

Few have known to date, however, that Donald Judd also worked intensively on furniture design. This aspect of crossover between design and the visual arts has prompted a collaboration between two institutions that live under the roof of Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany, namely Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich – and the Sammlung Moderne Kunst – Collection of Modern Art –

A Good Chair is a Good Chair exhibition presents a focussed selection of furniture designed by Judd. It also includes prototypes and early items that Judd himself built for his own use that, up until now, have rarely been on show outside Judd’s home towns of New York and Marfa, Texas.

On display at the Pinakothek der Moderne, until October 10th 2011, so if you are in the neighbourhood, check it out yourself!


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