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.

Works by Dan Flavin are found in major private and public collections, including Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Dia Art Foundation, Beacon; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam; and Tate Gallery, London.