Donald Judd: Color Is Never Unimportant

Presented by Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation

“Color is never unimportant,” remarked artist Donald Judd. “It never occurred to me to make three-dimensional work without color.”

From his early use of Cadmium Red Light pigment to the multiplicity of hues in his iconic “boxes” and “stacks” of the 1980s, Judd (1928–1994) demonstrated the importance of color time and again –– always situating color at the center of his spatial practice. As he said toward the end of his life without qualification: “Color and space occur together.”

On Thursday, January 14, Rainer and Flavin Judd join the Soane Foundation to discuss color in their father’s work, considering his world of pigments, light, objects, and architecture –– and how we might see Judd’s colorful, uncompromising world today.

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