Donald Judd
American minimalist artist



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Donald Judd
American minimalist artist

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Army Engineer Donald Judd was a high-minded kindof guy. 

He studied philosophy in college and went on to write lots of confusing essays on the concept of “Minimalism.”  Judd’s education gave him the coveted skill of BS, and allowed him to become rich and famous for making really simple shelves and boxes out of different kinds of metal. 

Unfortunately, his smarts didn’t help him in the kid naming process.  His son is named Flavin Starbuck and his daughter Rainer Yingling.  I bet they wish real bad Daddy had expressed his ideals of simplicity on their birth certificates, too.


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Here is what Wikipedia says about Donald Judd

Donald Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994) was an American artist associated with minimalism (a term he nonetheless stridently disavowed). In his work, Judd sought autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. It created an outpouring of seemingly effervescent works that defied the term "minimalism". Nevertheless, he is generally considered the leading international exponent of "minimalism," and its most important theoretician through such seminal writings as "Specific Objects" (1964).

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