Dan Flavin


Dan Flavin (1933-1996) was a prominent American artist best known for his illuminated light installations and sculptural fixtures.

A pioneer of minimalism, Flavin repurposed commonplace industrial objects, such as harsh fluorescent lights, into transformative geometric installations. In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp's readymades, Flavin refrained from altering the objects and went as far as employing factory default colors for his strict palette of red, blue, green, pink, yellow, ultraviolet, and four different shades of white.

Flavin's geometric compositions were an explicit study of color, light, and space. With almost no technical production required, Flavin was able to prioritize the installation and arrangement of the materials, focusing on how they cooperated with the space and the way the display might be experienced by the viewer. 

This rare exhibition poster recalls Flavin's 1970 show, "Cornered Installations 1963-1970" at Dwan Gallery in New York. The sleek design features a minimalistic illustration of a corner that is illuminated by a cherry red "florescent" light. The poster serves as a commemorative piece that honors the height of Flavin's career.

Between 2004-2007,¬†ÔĽŅDan Flavin: A Retrospective¬†ÔĽŅtraveled to prominent museums across the USA and Europe including; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Hayward Gallery, London; Mus√©e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.

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"Cornered Installations 1963-1970"

USA, 1970

Offset lithograph 

Signed by artist with the note: "Steve, best regards"

17"H 11"W  (work)

Very good condition

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