Living Judd

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Fans of Donald Judd will be excited to know that following a 3 year restoration process, his home and studio at 101 Spring in Soho (our neighbor) is opening in June for tours. The Judd foundation led the restoration, reviving the building while maintaining it to be shown just as the artist left it. Visitors can see the incredible lofted space, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, and carefully crafted, and minimal furnishings. Impressive works of art fill the space – with Judd’s friends (John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin) and masters (Marcel Duchamp, Jean Arp) both.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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