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Donald Judd was one of the first artists to employ industrial fabricators in the construction of his sculptures, and to use "nonart" materials including Plexiglas, aluminum, and plywood. He created hollow, boxlike forms that fixed to the wall, stacked in a tower, or progressed across the floor, often immense in scale and incorporating strips and planes of color. His boxes measure and contain empty space, encouraging the viewer to investigate the open and closed volumes. In Table Objects, Judd created two almost identical folded structures to explore the different surfaces of aluminum and steel.

Credit: Gift of the Woodward Foundation...

Folded stainless steel
51.0 x 61.0 x 6.7 cm
Image and text: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2023

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