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Dan Flavin
Dan Flavin
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 260 pgs / 200 color. | 2/28/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783775735230 | $60.00



Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions
Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions
DAVID ZWIRNER/STEIDL

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 156 pgs / 94 color / 20 bw. | 8/25/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783869301464 | $65.00



Dan Flavin: Series and ProgressionsDan Flavin: Series and Progressions

Published by David Zwirner/Steidl.
Text by Tiffany Bell, Anne Rorimer, Richard Shiff, Alexandra Whitney. Interview with Dan Graham.

Series and Progressions examines Dan Flavin's (1933-96) use of progressions and serial structures, ideas that were central throughout his career. Famed for creating sculptural objects and installations from fluorescent light fixtures, Flavin was one of the first artists to employ a systematic arrangement of color and light, and had a major influence on Conceptual artistic practices.
This monograph includes over 50 full-color plates of work ranging from 1963 to 1990, in addition to a comprehensive selection of installation views and archival photographs and documents. It also includes newly commissioned scholarship by Tiffany Bell, Anne Rorimer, Richard Shiff and Alexandra Whitney; an interview with Dan Graham; a facsimile of the original catalogue from Flavin's 1967-68 exhibition alternating pink and 'gold' at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and a detailed illustrated chronology of Flavin's exhibition history.

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Dan FlavinDan Flavin

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Rainer Fuchs, Karola Kraus, Stefan Neuner, Juliane Rebentisch, Roland Wäspe.

The years 1955–1965 saw artists wreaking havoc with the parameters of painting. If Abstract Expressionists had proposed art as the manipulation of paint on a flat plane, the American artist Dan Flavin further refined art as the manipulation of light itself. Starting out as a convert to Abstract Expressionism in the late 1950s, Flavin quickly disposed of painting’s “frame,” as sculptural light object. He first used fluorescent light in a 1961 series of square boxes with lights attached to the sides, titled Icons. The spiritual connotations of the title were soon eschewed for a radical materiality: “It is what it is, and it ain’t nothin’ else,” he famously once said of his work: “everything is clearly, openly, plainly delivered.” By using such an everyday material (neon tubing) and arranging it in simple compositions (in rows, or as diagonals, grids, right angles, arcs), Flavin attained a powerful combination of ordinariness and grandeur, and a purity on a par with the modernist artists to whom he dedicated works--Brancusi, Mondrian, Tatlin. This catalogue offers the broadest appraisal of Flavin’s achievement to date. With 200 color plates, it traces his development, from the early painted objects to the first neon tubes, beginning with the “Diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi),” and beyond. Also included here are his much admired drawings and prints.
Dan Flavin (1933–1996) was born in New York to Irish-Catholic parents. During military service in 1954–55, he was trained as a meteorological technician; returning to New York in 1956, he studied art at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and at Columbia University. Following his development of neon sculpture, Flavin’s first museum exhibition was held at the St Louis Art Museum in 1973. Just two days before his death in November 1996, Flavin completed the design for his famous installation at the Menil Collection in Houston.

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