Donald Judd, American, 1928 - 1994
Judd had this work produced by an industrial mill, resulting in its sleek, manufactured look. The artist's ideal was to make objects unified in color, shape, and surface that were neither sculpture nor painting, but what he called "specific objects." The bold yellow coloring is just another step in the machine process that created the work. Nothing was added or done to it outside of its mechanical fabrication. This work is nicknamed "bullnose" in reference to a particular type of chisel. Judd was undoubtedly pleased by the analogy between his work and a practical tool.