DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS AND THE JUDD FOUNDATION RELEASE NEW COLLECTION OF WRITING BY ARTIST DONALD JUDD
Presented this weekend at the L.A. Art Book Fair
Donald Judd’s brand of exacting aesthetic purity continues to influence art, sculpture, architecture, and furniture design. Now, the lifetime of thinking that produced one of the most admired and emulated artistic philosophies of the 20th century has been collected in a gorgeous, giant, Judd-esque orange tome, thanks to the efforts of Flavin Judd (the artist’s son) with the Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books.
The labor of love will be available this weekend at Printed Matter’s 5th annual L.A. Art Book Fair, where book-lovers and the aesthetically inclined of every stripe will transform The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA into a humming bazaar of international exhibitors, presses, and collections. Fittingly, the David Zwirner exhibition space will feature an “extraordinary library table” designed by the artist that will bring a bit of Juddean peace to the buzzing venue.
Among the host of high-profile presentations, signings, and talks–including appearances by staple L.A. scenesters Seth Bogart, Miranda July, Yung Jake, and the Institute for New Feeling, among others–co-editors Flavin Judd and Caitlin Murray along with artist and writer Matias Viegener will discuss Judd’s work, legacy, and the process of compiling the intimate 1,000 page dossier of Judd’s letters, papers, and essays.
Printed Matter’s L.A. Art Book Fair runs Thursday, February 23 from 6 to 9pm; Friday, February 24 from 1pm to 7pm; Saturday, February 25 from 11am to 7pm and Sunday, February 26 from 11am to 6pm at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Visit LAABF’s website for a complete schedule.