This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Marianne Stockebrand, the curator of “Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works” and the former director of the Chinati Foundation. The program was taped before a live audience at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, where “The Multicolored Works” is on view through January 4.
This is the first museum exhibition to focus on Judd’s use of color, and more specifically Judd’s use of color in the 1980s, when he discovered a process that enabled a new kind of sculpture. “The Multicolored Works” includes 23 Judd sculptures as well as works on paper and collages from the collection of the Judd Foundation that reveal Judd’s creative process.
Stockebrand and I discussed:
- How Judd quite suddenly shifted from making works with no more than two colors to making pieces with many colors;
- Why Judd thought artists had to reclaim color from science;
- How Judd came to the colors he used — and how a painting he remembered seeing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art helped him to one of the colors he used; and
- The relationship between Judd’s early paintings and these late sculptures.
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. Special thanks to Philip Matthews and Shane Simmons for their help with this week’s show.
For images of artworks discussed on this week’s show, please click through to the jump.
Roger van der Weyden, The Crucifixion, with the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist Mourning, ca. 1460. Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Donald Judd, Untitled (detail), 1989. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Donald Judd, Untitled, 1985. Collection of the Tate, London.