Aalto + Chamberlain

Judd Foundation

Nov. 21, 2024 - Jan. 18, 2020

101 Spring Street
New York, 10012
PHONE (212) 219-2747


Judd Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition of furniture by Alvar Aalto and paintings by John Chamberlain from the Architecture Office, one of Donald Judd’s living and working spaces in Marfa, Texas. For Judd, the making and viewing of art were coextensive with the other activities of living. By placing Aalto furniture and Chamberlain paintings together, Judd created what was for him a natural situation for viewing art. Chamberlain made a number of paintings using lacquer and reflective flake between 1963 and 1965, including a group of eight measuring four by four feet. First exhibited at Leo Castelli Gallery in January 1965, Judd purchased six of the eight paintings. This is the first exhibition of the six paintings as a group since 1965, presented with Conrad, a seventh painting from the same series, on loan from the collection of the Dia Art Foundation. In addition to the paintings by Chamberlain, the exhibition includes examples of Aalto furniture collected by Judd that may be used by visitors.

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