David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of works in Cor-ten steel by Donald Judd, on view at 537 West 20th Street in New York. Organized in collaboration with Judd Foundation and curated by Flavin Judd, the selection will feature a range of forms in this distinctive material, which the artist began to produce in earnest in 1989 and would continue to elaborate on until his death in 1994. The first ever focused examination of Judd's production in Cor-ten steel, this exhibition aims to elucidate this group of significant works and, by extension, Judd's practice overall.
Throughout his career, Judd endeavored to produce objects that were entirely self-referential, writing in 1968, "A shape, a volume, a color, a surface is something itself. It shouldn't be concealed as part of a fairly different whole." Cor-ten afforded Judd a new avenue for exploring many of the fundamental preoccupations of his oeuvre, such as the relationships between surface and volume, as well as color and form.