Around 1980, Graham made exhibition prints from his landmark series Homes for America, which he had originally displayed as a slideshow in galleries and museums as well as in a mock-lifestyle article in the winter 1966/67 issue of Arts magazine. The published piece was a mordantly humorous comparison of the industrial sheen, coloring, and serial progressions of Minimalist art with the postwar prefabricated tract housing of subdivisions such as Levittown, New York, and Fair Lawn, New Jersey. In this diptych from the series, Graham juxtaposes the single-family home with a checkerboard-patterned garage door to a row of houses that he refers to affectionately as his "Judd," after its similarity to the modular sculptures made by Donald Judd.
Inscription: Titled, dated, and signed by artist in pencil on mount, recto BC: "Top: New House, Staten Island, New York 1978 Bottom: Development, Side Views, Bayonne, N.J. 1966 // Dan Graham"; [verso inaccessible due to framing]; various gallery and framing labels on frame, verso, see images for details.
[...]; Private collection, Chicago (1991–2012); [Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection," December 12, 2016–May 29, 2017.
Graham, Dan. "Homes for America: Early 20th-Century Possessable House of the Quasi-Discrete Cell of '66." Arts Magazine 41, no. 3 (December 1966–January 1967). p. 22.
Sekula, Allan, Jean-François Chevrier, and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. Walker Evans & Dan Graham. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1992. pp. 149, 135.
Brouwer, Marianne, ed. Dan Graham: Works, 1965–2000. Düsseldorf: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2001. p. 103.
Graham, Dan. Dan Graham: Beyond. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009. p. 72.