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Judd Foundation - Donald Judd Home and Studio Restoration

Photographer: James Ewing

Architect/Designer: Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Client: Lucy Kenyon

Location: SoHo, Manhattan, NY

Shoot Date:
March 31, 2013
Published Date:
May 01, 2013
While he was redefining the boundaries of art in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, Donald Judd reconfigured 101 Spring Street, his New York City home and studio, into a supersized piece of sculpture. Judd, who bought the 1870 cast-iron building in SoHo in 1968 for $68,000, transformed the industrial relic into an architectural version of his iconic boxes. He treated it as a five-story laboratory for displaying art, both his own and that of friends such as Dan Flavin, Frank Stella, and John Chamberlain. In the process, it became a vibrant hub of the art scene that blossomed in SoHo in that era.
In 2005 the Judd Foundation—including the artist’s son, Flavin Judd, and daughter, Rainer Judd—decided to restore 101 Spring, which remained a repository of the artist’s work after his death in 1994, and open it to the public for the first time. The project was completed in June 2013.
-From Architectural Record
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