Donald Judd was one of the first artists to move to Soho in 1968 during time when Soho was a derelict industrial neighbourhood. Over the next 25 years, Judd renovated his building on 101 Spring floor by floor. He kept many 19th century elements and made improvements to create spaces where art and living were in harmony. Ultimately, 101 Spring Street became a place where Judd explored his ideas on permanent installation and considered art in relation to architecture.
He died in 1995 at the age of 65, and his home has now been restored into a museum so his art and legacy can truly live on.
Here are photos taken of his home by the New York Times which includes beautiful pieces of art by Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, Marcel Duchamp just to name a few:
Light sculpture by Dan Flavin
Judd’s library, with his drawing pencils, stones and Alvar Aalto furniture.
Mural by David Novros