Donald Judd. A Good Chair is a Good Chair
Nigel Prince (Ed.)
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham & Pinakothek der Moderne, München, 2010
This catalogue accompanies A good chair is a good chair at Ikon Gallery. Donald Judd is unequivocally one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. That his practice encompassed art, furniture and architecture, retaining the distinction between each discipline while simultaneously allowing each to inform the other through shared materials and forms.
The catalogue includes photographs of prototypes, constructed by the artist himself and used by his family, such as Bookshelves (1968), Children’s Desk (1977) and Children’s Bed (1978) – the latter pieces belonging to Rainer and Flavin Judd. The catalogue also documents later chairs, beds, shelves, desks, tables – across a mix of materials – solid wood, metal and ply.