Ranch Office

112 North Highland Avenue

In 1991, Judd purchased the Ranch Office building in downtown Marfa. Judd began renovating the ground floor to house his first wall relief sculptures along with maps of his ranch properties outside of Marfa. The top right of the façade features the Ayala de Chinati brand that Judd created with the Basque word, Ayala, which translates as a region where slope and meadow meet; Ayala de Chinati refers to Judd’s ranch properties just beyond the Chinati Mountains. The exterior also features the number ’76 inscribed on the façade, which is the year Judd purchased his first ranch, Casa Morales.