Give the Gift of Minimalism

Pre-Christmas road trip, anyone?
Pre-Christmas road trip, anyone?
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Can't make it out to starry Marfa for a conceptual, hip holiday? You can stay here and think about minimalist art. That'll be just as much fun, right?

It will if Santa brings you the new book Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd. The truly gorgeous volume is hot off the presses, and retiring Chinati Foundation director Marianne Stockebrand was at the Menil Collection bookstore Monday night, signing copies and talking about the mission of Chinati, which the book aims to illuminate.

Minimal price: $65. OR $2500 gets you the above deluxe edition (only 250 produced), boxed and signed by all living artists in the Chinati collection.
Minimal price: $65. OR $2500 gets you the above deluxe edition (only 250 produced), boxed and signed by all living artists in the Chinati collection.
Jenny Staff Johnson

Judd's vision was "to integrate art with architecture and nature," said Stockebrand. "It's a major philosophical point that drove much of Judd's work and his thinking, to not have it isolated, but to have the reality of the outdoors, of all components of nature, as a part of art and architecture."

Retiring Chinati director Marianne Stockebrand
Retiring Chinati director Marianne Stockebrand
Jenny Staff Johnson

Priced at $65 and available at the Menil Bookstore, the book is a great present for the art lovers in your life. For the investment-minded, a boxed, limited edition-copy (just 250 were produced), signed by all the living artists featured in the book, will set you back $2500. And just in case you have any Teutonic types on your shopping list, the book is being published in Stockebrand's native German, as well.

Aerial view of the West Texas grounds
Aerial view of the West Texas grounds
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One of Judd's mill-aluminum boxes
One of Judd's mill-aluminum boxes
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The permanent Dan Flavin installation
The permanent Dan Flavin installation
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