Dan Flavin - Contemporary Art London Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Kornblee Gallery, New York; Galerie Konrad Fischer, Cologne

  • Exhibited

    New York, Kornblee Gallery, Evans, Flavin, Frazier, Levinson, February 5 - 24, 1966; Berlin, Reinhard Onnasch Galerie, Dan Flavin, March 22 - April 27, 1985; Barcelona, Museu d’Art Contemporani; Serralves, Museu d’Arte Contemporanea, November 2001 - February 2002, The Onnasch Collection: Aspects of Contemporary Art (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    A. Hoene, “In the Galleries: Group Show”, Arts Magazine, Vol. 40, no. 6, April
    1966, p.55 (illustrated); L. R. Lippard, “New York Letter: Off Colour”, Art International 10, no. 4, April 20, 1966, p. 74 (illustrated); M. Bochner, “Less Is Less (for Dan Flavin)”, Art and Artist’s 1, no. 9, December 1966, p.24 (illustrated in black and white); M. Bochner, “Serial Art, Systems: Solipsism”, Arts Magazine 41, no. 8, Summer, 1967, p.41 (illustrated); National Gallery of Canada, ed., Flourescent light, etc, from Dan Flavin, Ottawa, 1969, p. 249 (illustrated in black and white); R. Krauss, ‘Sense and Sensibility: Reflection on Post-60’s Sculpture’, Artforum 12, no. 3, November 1973, p. 51 (illustrated); D. Honisch, Aspekte der 60er Jahre: aus der Sammlung Reinhard Onnasch, Berlin, 1978, p. 120 (illustrated); B. Kerber, Bestände Onnasch, Bremen, 1992, p. 149 (illustrated); Onnasch: Aspects of Contemporary Art/Aspectos da Arte Contemporânea, 2001, p. 163 (another version exhibited); Fundação de Serralves, ed. The Onnasch Collection: Aspects of Contemporary Art, Porto, 2001, p. 163 (illustrated);
    T. Bell and M. Govan, Dan Flavin The Complete Lights 1961 - 1996, New York, 2004, no. 104, p. 249 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    All I want anyone to get out of my paintings, and all I ever get out of them, is the fact that you can see the whole idea without any confusion. … What you see is what you see.
    —Frank Stella, 1966

  • 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 (To Frank Stella)

Pink and yellow fluorescent light.
24 x 72 in. (61 x 183 cm) installed in corner.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and is from an intended edition of three of which only two were fabricated.

£100,000 - 150,000 Ω

Sold for £156,000

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm