Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas


Related people
Wandel, Robert (photographer)
Judd, Donald (artist)
Description
"The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati is a contemporary art museum based upon the ideas of its founder, Donald Judd. The specific intention of Chinati is to preserve and present to the public_access permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists. The Chinati Foundation is located on 340 acres of land on the site of former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa, Texas. Construction and installation at the site began in 1979 with initial assistance from the Dia Art Foundation in New York. The Chinati Foundation opened to the public_access in 1986 as an independent, non-profit, public_accessly funded institution. This image shows the fifteen concrete works by Donald Judd that run along the border of Chinati's property. They were the first works to be installed at the museum and were cast and assembled on the site over a four-year period, from 1980 through 1984. The individual units that comprise each work have the same measurements of 2.5 x 2.5 x 5 meters, and are made from concrete slabs that are each 25 centimeters thick. Funding for the project was provided by the Dia Art Foundation." -- information from http://www.chinati.org/
Style/Period
1970s (1970 - 1979)
1980s (1980 - 1989)
Material
concrete