art or junk?

Can you spot the difference between stuff made by art gawd Donald Judd and cheap furniture? Take the quiz!  Via Hyperallergic. Previously on orgtheory: art or trash? by Joanne Mattera.

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Written by fabiorojas

November 1, 2011 at 4:16 am

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  1. My score was barely above chance and I thought I’d ace this one.


    Eric S

    November 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

  2. As a hardcore Juddian, I got 83% the first try, then 92%. The key to Judd is to understand the integration of semi-enclosed cubes and rectangles as a design element. So Judd furniture is boxy and almost enclosed (like the blue chair here ) while cheap furniture has a lot of open space.



    November 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

  3. I got 100% (guessing based on photo background)



    November 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm

  4. I missed three. Stuff that was appallingly flimsy and unattractive were “priceless” Judd designs. Back to the shop for me…



    November 1, 2011 at 7:34 pm

  5. Randy, while I have a soft spot for minimalism, Judd furniture always underwhelmed me. I don’t think it looks good. While I have never sat in one, I imagine they’re ergonomic nightmares.



    November 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm

  6. As a hater of cheap furniture I got a 92% on the first try. Really, I just set a threshold for complete impracticality as the art. The sad part is the cheap furniture was the practical stuff here.



    November 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm

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