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Dan Flavin

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Blue and red fluorescent light
48 in
121.9 cm
Edition 2/5
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Phillips

48 in. (121.9 cm.) wide across a corner

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity …

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48 in. (121.9 cm.) wide across a corner

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

From the Catalogue:
"One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find." – Dan Flavin

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Dan Flavin
American, 1933–1996
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Utilizing fluorescent light tubing available on the commercial market, Dan Flavin created light installations (or “situations” as he preferred to call them) that became icons of Minimalism. Flavin’s wall- and floor-mounted, site-specific fixtures, composed of intersecting and parallel lines of light in conventional colors, flood spaces with their glow. A number of the sculptures feature tubes traversing corners or doorways, or at a right angle to the wall, further engaging the architecture of a room. As Flavin’s installations grew more complex, so too did the spaces built expressly for the purpose of exhibiting them. In 1959, when Flavin was shortly employed as a guard and elevator operator at the Museum of Modern Art, he met fellow Minimalists Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, and Robert Ryman.

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Phillips

48 in. (121.9 cm.) wide across a corner

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity …

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48 in. (121.9 cm.) wide across a corner

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

From the Catalogue:
"One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find." – Dan Flavin

Beginning in …

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Medium
Installation
Dan Flavin
American, 1933–1996
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Utilizing fluorescent light tubing available on the commercial market, Dan Flavin created light installations (or “situations” as he preferred to call them) that became icons of Minimalism. Flavin’s wall- and floor-mounted, site-specific fixtures, composed of intersecting and parallel lines of light in conventional colors, flood spaces with their glow. A number of the sculptures feature tubes traversing corners or doorways, or at a right angle to the wall, further engaging the architecture of a room. As Flavin’s installations grew more complex, so too did the spaces built expressly for the purpose of exhibiting them. In 1959, when Flavin was shortly employed as a guard and elevator operator at the Museum of Modern Art, he met fellow Minimalists Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, and Robert Ryman.

Dan Flavin

untitled

Blue and red fluorescent light
48 in
121.9 cm
Edition 2/5
Bidding closed
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