Roma: Sperone Gian Enzo & Fischer Konrad, 1973(03), 11,1×14,7 cm. Printed only recto. Exhibition invitation published in conjunction with Judd’s first solo show in Italy.
Judd travels to Italy for the first time for a major international group exhibition. “In 1973,” Judd later recalls, “I went to Rome to make a large work of plywood for a very large exhibition called Contemporanea, directed by Achille Bonito Oliva, of all people,
to be installed in, to dignify, to justify, to recoup a new uselessness, a new garage beneath part of the Villa Borghese
gardens, more dirty work for art.” Contemporanea is on view November 30, 1973, through March 17, 1974. Judd travels to Arezzo, Florence, and then to Varese, where he visits collector Giuseppe Panza’s villa. Panza subsequently purchases several large-scale Judd works through Leo Castelli Gallery. [juddfoundation.org]
condition: Unmailed, VG+.