A minimalist artist, Donald Judd trained as an engineer, and later earned his degree in philosophy at Columbia. The sheer simplicity of his art, and his installations belies the sophistication of the work, effervescent, elegant and almost primal, these pieces are made mostly in strong colours out of aluminium. His art is best enjoyed through a personal experience up close. True to his philosophy, Judd maintained that most of his work be left and restored precisely where they have been first installed, before he died. Through his work, Judd proceeded to blur the boundaries between art, furniture, architecture and installation art. Carl Andre’s art is somewhat less refined, more raw, and varied. Judd is incredibly controlled in comparison.
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