Paula Cooper

  • SOME ASPECTS OF COLOR IN GENERAL AND RED AND BLACK IN PARTICULAR

    MATERIAL, SPACE, AND COLOR are the main aspects of visual art. Everyone knows that there is material that can be picked up and sold, but no one sees space and color. Two of the main aspects of art are invisible; the basic nature of art is invisible. The integrity of visual art is not seen. The unseen nature and integrity of art, the development of its aspects, the irreducibility of thought, can be replaced by falsifications, and by verbiage about the material, itself in reality unseen. The discussion of science is scientific; the discussion of art is superstitious. There is no history.

    There has

  • Paula Cooper

    DONALD JUDD WAS A FRIEND, neighbor, fellow parent, and artist with whom I worked and whom I greatly admired and respected. His work is the essence of his mind and character, but his persona was not so clearly definable: many misread his bluntness as arrogance, others believed his crystalline esthetic alone informed his every move. Not so.

    Over twenty-five years of contact with Don, I saw many facets of his personality: generosity, crankiness, an old-fashioned kind of innocence, wryness, determination, and especially an energy that was vital and life-affirming. His curiosity was insatiable, whether