Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings, 1963 – 93
January 13–February 18, 2012
curated by Peter Ballantine
Sprüth Magers London is pleased to announce the exhibition of 33 drawings by Donald Judd (1928-94), covering nearly the entire period he made three-dimensional work – 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.
All 33 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 a group of previously unavailable fabricator's shop drawings.