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9 Minimalist Boxes for Boxing Day

Sculptures by Richard Serra (photo by  Pedro Reis/Flickr)
Sculptures by Richard Serra (photo by Pedro Reis/Flickr)

Happy Boxing Day! For those who don’t know, Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated by aesthetes the world over*. In order to purify ourselves after the rampant commercialism and visual over-stimulation of the past month, we devote this day to the solemn contemplation of square and rectangular Minimalist sculptures. So please, join us, and revel in the geometric perfection and spartan, abstract sublimity of these Minimalist boxes in observance of Boxing Day.

Sol LeWitt, "Five Modular Units" (1971) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)
Sol LeWitt, “Five Modular Units” (1971) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)
Jackie Winsor, "Painted Piece" (1979–80) (photo by  rocor/Flickr)
Jackie Winsor, “Painted Piece” (1979–80) (photo by rocor/Flickr)
Untitled Dan Flavin light sculptures from 1966–71 (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)
Untitled Dan Flavin light sculptures from 1966–71 (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)
Anne Truitt’s “Morning Child” (1973) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)
Anne Truitt’s “Morning Child” (1973) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)
Walead Beshty's "20-inch Copper (FedEx® Medium Kraft Box ©2004 FEDEX 155143 REV), Standard Overnight, Los Angeles-New York trk#798399701913, May 15-16, 2012" (2012) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)
Walead Beshty’s “20-inch Copper (FedEx® Medium Kraft Box ©2004 FEDEX 155143 REV), Standard Overnight, Los Angeles-New York trk#798399701913, May 15-16, 2012” (2012) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)
Benni Efrat, "Matter on the Move" (1969) (photo by Hrag Vartanian for Hyperallergic)
Benni Efrat, “Matter on the Move” (1969) (photo by Hrag Vartanian for Hyperallergic)
Donald Judd, "100 untitled works in mill aluminum" (1982–86) (photo by Louis Vest/Flickr)
Donald Judd, “100 untitled works in mill aluminum” (1982–86) (photo by Louis Vest/Flickr)
James Turrell, "Stufe (White)" (1967) (photo by  Kent Wang/Flickr)
James Turrell, “Stufe (White)” (1967) (photo by Kent Wang/Flickr)

*For the true meaning of boxing day, click here.

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