donald Judd: Drawing And Fabrication

Friday 17 February

19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

pencil drawing showing layout and dimensions of sculpture
Donald Judd, Untitled, 1983, Pencil on yellow paper, 36.8 x 57 cm

Speaker(s): Peter Ballantine (Judd collaborator, fabricator, conservator and curator)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. The event is now fully booked but please contact if you wish to be put on the waiting list. There may be places on the day in the event of "no shows".

Organised by: Dr Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Sprüth Magers

Although known primarily for his minimalist objects, in particular the monumental series installed at the Chinati Foundation, a former military base in Marfa, West Texas, drawing formed an important part of the practice of the seminal American sculptor, Donald Judd. To celebrate the current exhibition of Judd’s drawings at Sprüth Magers London gallery, The Courtauld Institute is delighted to present a lecture by the exhibition’s curator, Peter Ballantine, one of Judd’s principal collaborators.

photo of Donald Judd with beard
Donald Judd: Photograph by Paul Katz

Peter Ballantine was personally associated with Judd from 1969 until the artist’s death in 1994. He was directly responsible for the fabrication of over 200 of Judd’s works and for coordinating with a large number by other fabricators on Judd's behalf. He has contributed to the conservation and restoration of over 2000 of Judd’s works in all media and, for the decade 1994-2004, acted as Art Supervisor of the Donald Judd Estate/Judd Foundation. Since 2004, Peter Ballantine has curated Judd exhibitions in London, Cologne, Madrid and New York.  This lecture represents a rare opportunity to consider the oeuvre and practice of one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century in the company of one of his closest colleagues.

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