Dan Flavin - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    PaceWildenstein, New York
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2008

  • Exhibited

    New York, PaceWildenstein, Dan Flavin: tall cornered fluorescent light, December 3, 1993 - January 15, 1994, p. 5 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Light, Dan Flavin, May 14 - July 5, 1998, p. 4 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Michael Govan and Tiffany Bell, Dan Flavin: The Complete Lights 1961-1996, New York, 2004, no. 636, p. 397 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Dan Flavin

    American • 1933 - 1996

    Dan Flavin employed commercially-sold fluorescent light tubes in order to produce what he liked to call "situations" or installations. His minimalist approach transcended simplicity through his use of neon colors and thoughtful compositions. With straight-edged light beams, Flavin would often create dynamic arrangements reminiscent of Fred Sandback's work with yarn.

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untitled (for Prudence and her new baby) a

ultraviolet and red fluorescent light
96 x 24 x 8 in. (243.8 x 61 x 20.3 cm.)
Executed in 1992, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $200,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 May 2017