A few months ago I visited Donald Judd’s La Mansana de Chinati in Marfa, Texas.
I was most inspired by his domestic spaces, which were not really on the tour, but could be glimpsed around the periphery. Look at that shelf behind the kitchen counters – so handy and beautiful!
My photos of the house kitchen, below, are terrible, but I find myself coming back to them to study the details of the furniture and the room itself:
Another thing I liked about Judd’s studios is that there’s a daybed in almost every room. That level of human comfort seems rare among modernists. As my brother-in-law Ely said, “there can be a sense that the staging of human life is not their first purpose.”
If you have a chance to visit Judd’s Marfa house and studios, don’t miss it.