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WHAT WE’RE SEEING: Visit artist Donald Judd’s apartment in New York

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Guided visits on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
101 Spring Street, New York, United States

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In 1968, the American artist Donald Judd bought a five-storey 1870 cast-iron building designed by Nicholas Whyte at 101 Spring Street for under $70,000. Over the next 25 years, he renovated it floor by floor, sometimes installing works he purchased or commissioned from other artists, and it served as his New York residence and studio until his death in 1994. It was the first building Judd owned, and he had an intense appreciation for its architecture (it is the only intact, single-use cast-iron building remaining in SoHo) and for the surrounding neighbourhood. 101 Spring Street is considered to be the birthplace of ‘permanent installation’, now a hallmark of contemporary art. Over the last three years, The Judd Foundation has led an extensive restoration with Architecture Research Office (ARO), and the building opened this month to guided visitors. As well as being one of the first loft conversions in New York, the new house museum displays Judd’s artworks and designed furniture as they were installed by him prior to his death. For more information about booking a visit, see: The Judd Foundation


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