Judd, Untitled, 1969
- This piece is called Untitled because he did not want to create any symbolic associations.
- Every decision that he makes is specifically geared so that the objects themselves have no meaning, because the meaning is not about the objects, but their relationship to their environment.
- Made from industrial materials; he has them manufactured to his exact specifications; highly polished steel frames and clear Plexiglas.
- Objects are scaled to the human body; an average human being can almost see the top of the boxes but not quite. If they are any smaller, they become objects; if they’re any larger, they become monuments. They function in-between the two.
- He wanted to make ‘one thing after another’; he doesn’t just make one object because then it would be an object/sculpture, two would be a pair, three has symbolic meanings (trinity), but four starts a series.