Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Thomas Zander. Text by Konrad Bitterli, Martin Germann, Thomas Lawson, Catherine Taft.
The work of New York-based artist Don Dudley (born 1930) represents a dialogue between the Minimalist practices of the American East and West Coasts in the 1960s and ’70s, while simultaneously speaking to a new generation of artists who are re-examining perfectionist surfaces and Minimalist practices. As The New York Times critic Ken Johnson wrote: "As if made for a Euclidean mystery cult, [Dudley’s work] is classically modern and modernistically timeless." This publication, a substantial hardcover of almost 250 pages, is the first comprehensive monograph on the artist. It presents a rich selection of his wall installations, the aluminum and Homasote works, as well as works on paper and sketches, serving as a reminder of the relevance of Dudley’s minimalism, with its striking optical effects and its ongoing exploration of object, surface and color.