Field Trip: Donald Judd Foundation, 101 Spring Street

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Emily _

Last week, I finally made it to visit the Donald Judd Foundaton here in NYC with some colleagues from Lindsey Adelman Studio.  Friends of mine have been raving about it since it opened after an extensive renovation in 2013.  I'm not totally sure what I was expecting, but I enjoyed the visit much more than I thought I would.

Purchased by Donald Judd in 1968, 101 Spring Street is a multi-story building that housed his studio and living space, at least, during the periods when he was not in Marfa, Texas. 

The Judd Foundation does not allow pictures - which at first sort of had me a bit bummed out, but it actually makes a lot of sense, given his work.  These pictures are all courtesy of the Judd Foundation.

Of course the spaces were quite open and empty and most of the furniture he either designed or was found.  I loved seeing his collection of art and textiles, often tucked away in unexpected places, and the ways in which he built out the space to add bathrooms or sleeping areas.  The kitchen and the library, with their carefully arranged tools and dishes, were my favorite spaces.