“I am writing for the same reason I am making art”

Donald Judd Writings (pg 446)

7 Dec 1986

In order to write freely I’m going to say what I want and then if published ask a lawyer to delete the dangerous (liable) parts, leaving spaces which can be filled later…

Primarily I’m writing for the same reasons I make art; from uneasiness at not doing it, because I like to write, and because I want something to read, as Barnett Newman said he painted so as to have something to look at.


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