Donald Judd film screenings

David Zwirner hosts Donald Judd
film screenings

519 West 19th Street
New York City

The Artist’s Studio: Donald Judd
Produced and directed by Michael Blackwood
Film will be shown as a 30-minute loop

Marfa Voices
Directed by Rainer Judd for Judd Foundation
1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Each screening will be introduced by the filmmaker, with a Q&A session to follow. A public reception follows the 5pm screening.
Watch the trailer here.
Seating is limited & RSVP is required
Mackie Healy at David Zwirner
212 727 2070 x122 or [email protected]

David Zwirner is pleased to present a special day-long event of film screenings on Saturday, June 25, the last day of the Donald Judd exhibition, which spans the gallery’s spaces at 525 and 533 West 19th Street. In October 2010, David Zwirner announced the representation of Judd Foundation (

The Artist’s Studio: Donald Judd (2010, 30 minutes), produced and directed by independent filmmaker Michael Blackwood, has recently been compiled from footage from unused material for two previous films: American Art in the 1960s, filmed in 1972; and Masters of Modern Sculpture: Part III The New World, in production between 1975 and 1978. The Artist’s Studio: Donald Judd begins in the summer of 1972 when the art historian Barbara Rose interviewed Judd at 101 Spring Street, his home and studio in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. The film also includes interviews and footage of the artist and his family from September 1975 in Marfa, a remote, small town in western Texas where Judd set up a home and studio and, later, other spaces to permanently install artworks.

Marfa Voices (2010, 25 minutes), a short documentary film by Judd’s daughter Rainer, portrays an intimate and unique view of the artist. A graduate of New York University in Film, Ms. Judd has worked with directors such as Francis Coppola and Gus Van Sant, both in front of and behind the camera. She became a co-executor of the Judd Estate in 1994. In 1996 she became a founding trustee of Judd Foundation and now serves as President of the Board. Since 2006, she has overseen Judd Foundation’s Oral History Project, an ongoing extensive film project that documents interviews with individuals who each have unique and invaluable perspectives into Donald Judd’s artistic philosophy and working method. 85 interviews have been conducted to date.

One of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Judd shared his artistic vision and process with those working around him, including assistants, fabricators, friends, dealers, and many of the most prominent artists, scholars, and collectors of the time. The film, Marfa Voices, which Ms. Judd co-directed with Karen Bernstein, features excerpts from these interviews and comprises a collection of vivid anecdotes and personal reflections by Marfa residents who had special connections to both Judd’s artistic practice and his life as a townsperson for nearly 20 years.

In addition, at the June 25 screenings at David Zwirner, Ms. Judd will debut excerpts from a selection of interviews from the Oral History Project that focus on New York, including those conducted with artists and other individuals involved in the art world from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Appearing in Marfa Voices are:
Robert Arber, printmaker
Joe Brady, Jr., musician/bagpiper, played at Judd’s funeral
Jack Brunson, retired border patrolman
Paula Cooper, New York art dealer
Susan Davidoff, artist
Jamie Dearing, artist and designer, worked with Judd from the late 1960s until his death
Dudley Del Balso, Judd’s studio manager
Boyd Elder, artist
Julie Finch, dancer and Judd’s former wife
Rosario Halpern, Marfa newspaper co-owner
Will Hernandez, life-long Marfa resident and cattle truck driver
Maiya Keck, restaurateur and artist
Tigie Lancaster, social worker
Mary Lou and Oscar Martinez, mark berger nursing home nurse and utility lineman
Alfredo Mediano, builder, worked with Judd since he was in high school
Lorina Naegele, gardener and cook
David Novros, artist
Michael Roch, teacher and artist
Carl Ryan, lawyer
Billy Spencer, landscape designer, born and raised in Marfa
Elia Spragg, café owner
Alice Stevens, photographer
Brit Webb, school principal and mechanic

For all press inquiries, please contact Julia Joern at David Zwirner 212 727 2070 x123 or [email protected]

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