Donald Judd: When an Artist's Home Reflects an Ideal

Donald Judd: When an Artist's Home Reflects an Ideal

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

When I laid eyes on the photo above, I took a long drink of a look. Then I read the article about Donald Judd's 101 Spring Street. While I can't say I could reduce all my things to this level of minimalism, I can say that his home is an ideal worth living up to. 

The rooms are beyond spacious and light filled... and full of potential for a kind of life I wish I were living. The one where I'm not fractured by all the things I keep around me grabbing for my attention. The one where I don't grow a colony of tote bags over the space of 3 months in a cabinet. A life where I wake up and eat a bowl of cereal, wash it, take a walk, come home and start working at that amazing dining table with gorgeous chairs.

I really love how Judd envisioned each floor dedicated to one function and as reductive as that seems, particularly in a city where most of us are living in cramped quarters and multi use rooms, I dream about having the luxurious amount of space he had at 101 Spring Street.

I can't wait to tour the museum! 

If you're not familiar with Donald Judd's work, visit the Judd Foundation or Donald Judd's profile and works.

101 Spring Street, New York, 2nd Floor, 2013 Photo Credit: Josh White. Image © Judd Foundation. Art © Ad Reinhardt. Donald Judd Furniture © Judd Foundation.

101 Spring Street, New York, 2nd Floor, 2013
Photo Credit: Josh White. Image © Judd Foundation. Art © Ad Reinhardt. Donald Judd Furniture © Judd Foundation.

101 Spring Street, New York, 4th Floor, 2010 Photo Credit: Mauricio Alejo. Judd Foundation Archives. Image © Judd Foundation. Flavin artwork © Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Donald Judd Furniture © Judd Foundation.

101 Spring Street, New York, 4th Floor, 2010
Photo Credit: Mauricio Alejo. Judd Foundation Archives. Image © Judd Foundation. Flavin artwork © Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Donald Judd Furniture © Judd Foundation.

101 Spring Street, New York, 5th Floor, 2013 Photo Credit: Josh White. Donald Judd Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York Artwork © John Chamberlain. © Lucas Samaras. Dan Flavin © Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Donald Judd Furniture © Judd Foundation.

101 Spring Street, New York, 5th Floor, 2013
Photo Credit: Josh White. Donald Judd Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York Artwork © John Chamberlain. © Lucas Samaras. Dan Flavin © Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Donald Judd Furniture © Judd Foundation.

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