New York: Mnuchin Gallery, 2013. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher’s red and photo-illustrated coated paper boards, white paper spine lettered in red, upper board stamped in white, silver free endpapers.
Large format exhibition catalog for a 2013 show of American sculptor Judd's stacks at Mnuchin Gallery, New York (September 26 - December 7), the first and largest such show dedicated to this “iconic form in Judd’s oeuvre and the history of modern sculpture." Judd began experimenting with freestanding painted wood forms in the early 1960s and soon turned to sheet metal, which allowed him to work on a larger scale. In '65 he devised his first vertical stack, "a seven-unit work with each unit separated by the same distance as the height of the units themselves.... With these works space itself became the 'medium'..." (from the introduction by Judd's son Flavin). He continued to work in this form until his death in '94. The present catalog presents work from 1968-1990: “The resulting theme and variation clarifies how he amplified the different visual and perceptual possibilities of a form by changing materials, making the same piece specific in new ways” (New York Times). Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates, photos and reproductions; with texts by Flavin, gallerists Peder Bonnier and Jim Jacobs, and critic Judd Tully; a checklist and chronology. Single-page statement by Flavin and separate checklist for a 2015 exhibition of Judd's prints laid in. Minor shelfwear to bottom edges. Near fine. Item #530