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.