untitled (in honor of Leo at the 30th anniversary of his gallery)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions purchase

About Dan Flavin

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.

American, 1933-1996, Jamaica, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Dan Flavin, 2 works, Judd Foundation, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2015
Take an Object, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris