Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings, 1963 – 93
March 15–April 12, 2014
curated by Peter Ballantine
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to announce the exhibition of 35 drawings by Donald Judd (1928-94), covering nearly the entire period he made three-dimensional works – after 1964 using an increasingly radical type of delegated fabrication. The show is curated by Peter Ballantine, who since 1969 has specialised in almost all aspects of the artist's work. The drawings were first shown in Sprüth Magers' London gallery in 2012, most for the first time ever.
All 35 of the drawings on display have some connection to Judd's objects. In the earliest ones he is still working out (or rejecting) sculptural ideas he would make himself. Later drawings are Judd's part of the fabrication process, a script or score-like relationship to the work's subsequent 'performance' by others – simultaneously the original of the work and not comparable to the real thing at all. For context (and comparison), the exhibition includes 48 previously unavailable fabricator's shop drawings and related correspondence.