Donald Judd Studio/ Library
Conservation of Historic Plaster 2012
The Donald Judd Home/Studio is a five story, 19th century cast iron building located at 101 Spring Street in lower Manhattan. Under the stewardship of The Donald Judd Foundation, the building, and its contents have been painstakingly restored to the time that the artist lived and worked in the space and is currently one of New York's only museums dedicated to an artists' residence. Purchased by Judd in 1968, each floor was specifically designed to serve a function or activity and included living, studio and personal exhibition space. In 2012, Chris Mills was contracted to assess the conditions and treat the plaster walls of the 3rd floor Library. The goal of the project was to remove surface dirt and mitigate staining to a level that would accurately reflect the time period of when the artist lived and worked in the space (respectively the 1970's). The levels of cleaning and inpainting (toning the plaster) were achieved with the collaborative efforts of the artists son Flavin, and his childhood memory of the space.
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