Dan Flavin - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    New York, The Pace Gallery, Dan Flavin: tall cornered fluorescent light, December 3, 1993 - January 15, 1994, (another example exhibited)
    Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Light, Dan Flavin, May 14 - July 5, 1998 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Pace Wildenstein, ed., Dan Flavin: tall cornered fluorescent light, exh. cat., New York, 1993 , p. 5 (illustrated)
    Centro Cultural Light, ed., Dan Flavin, exh. cat., Rio de Janeiro, 1998, p. 4 (illustrated)
    M. Govan and T. Bell, Dan Flavin: The Complete Lights 1961-1996, New York, 2004, no. 636, p. 397 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "For years I put forth the notion that I, as an artist of fluorescent light, didn’t require a museum context to grant validity or anything else. Whatever I did should be recognizable as, let’s say, something no matter where. I maintain this to this day." Dan Flavin, 1982

  • 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)

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

$180,000 - 220,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am