The New York Collection
The New York Collection for Stockholm was Pontus Hultén’s last major contribution to Moderna Museet – and his parting gift. He moved to Paris in 1974 to become the director of Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Georges Pompidou. The collection was initiated in 1971 by the Swedish engineer Billy Klüver, who was an active member of Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT), an independent forum for contemporary art in New York. Klüver wanted to compile a collection of key works by American and European artists who had worked in New York in the 1960s. He contacted Pontus Hultén to ask if Moderna Museet would be interested in such a collection. Thanks to intensive fundraising, and a print portfolio contributed to the collection by the artists themselves, the works eventually arrived at Moderna Museet in 1973.
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Art © Donald Judd Foundation/Bildupphovsrätt 2020, Sweden/VAGA, New York
Donald Judd
1928 - 1994
United States Untitled, 1970
Utan titel
Anodised Aluminium
20,5 x 644 x 21 cm
Donation 1973 (New York Collection)
NMSK 2168 This artwork is not on display
- About the work
"Half or more of the best works that have been produced in the last few years are neither paintings nor sculptures."  That is what Donald Judd wrote in 1965, and as examples he mentions Frank Stella's paintings which take their outer form from their subject, Claes Oldenburg's gigantic everyday objects and Robert Rauschenberg's Monogram, which he calls "the goat with a tire round its belly". What Judd means, though he doesn't say it directly, is that his own work should also be included in this third category which he calls "significant objects". What, then, does the figure seven in his Untitled, dated 1956 tell us? And what direct influence does galvanised iron have on the soul? Instead the works are here, here and now, and speak for themselves, or are - in their own existence - sufficient unto themselves.
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