Donald Judd is one of the most known minimalistic artists of all time. He is mostly known for his detached sculptures, “specific objects” and “stack sculptures”, and the use of simple elements and simple compositions to create something magical.
Now, the 5-story 19th century building (located at 101 Spring Street in SoHo, New York) where Donald used to live, work and raise a family has opened for public as a museum on the 3rd of June, on Judd’s birthday. Nicholas Whyte originally designed the building in 1870. The cast-iron structure was in disrepair, and Judd decided to restore not only the building, but also all of its original details.
This great idea is an initiative of his foundation. His daughter and son, Rainer Judd and Flavin Judd, are foundation co-presidents. As Rainer says, “He had a process for recognizing the original elements and then adding one that would enhance the beauty”. So make sure to check out this amazing building when you’re in New York!