Donald Judd’s ineffable stacks are one of the artist’s most effective works. They seem to capture and elevate every idea in the minimalist master’s entire artistic vocabulary. Christie’s, which has a long history with Judd dating back to its aggressive sale of the Judd Foundation’s own works in 2006, believes this stack will set a record because it is the last one the artist made. The estimate is between $7 and $9 million:
Christie’s is pleased to announce the sale of Donald Judd’s Untitled (Bernstein 93-1) as one of the highlights of the fall auction season. The fifteen foot high sculpture will be included in the Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on Wednesday, November 12th. In scale, design, radiance, effect and simplicity, Untitled (Bernstein 93-1) is one of the most important works by the artist to be presented on the market and confirms Donald Judd’s position as a master of Minimalist art.Untitled (Bernstein 93-1) was executed a few months before the artist’s death; this magnificent sculpture, one of the artists large scale stack sculptures, has remained in the same collection since its creation in 1993.