Dan Flavin — A Retrospective

200,00 DKK

“Dan Flavin (1933-1996), whose career began in the 1960s, is one of the most important and innovative artists of his era. The reductiveness and systematic character of his extraordinary work, along with his discovery and relentless exploration of an art of light, established him as a progenitor and chief exponent of Minimalism. Uniquely situated outside the media of painting and sculpture, the majority of Flavin’s work after 1963 consists of art made from light, which was often focused in relationship to specific architectural contexts. This landmark book is the first retrospective publication of Flavin’s art since 1969 and features the artist’s most significant light works, beginning with a pivotal series of constructed boxes with attached incandescent or fluorescent lights, called icons, made from 1961 to 1963. These icons demonstrate the influence of painters such as Barnett Newman as well as object makers such as Marcel Duchamp. Works spanning Flavin’s career are discussed in depth, including examples that integrate light with the surrounding space and show the particular characteristics of blended fluorescent light, large-scale installations, and constructed corridors. The book also features reproductions of Flavin’s drawings, which reveal his thought processes, working methods, and the wider range of his interests. Three critical essays offer overviews and new interpretations of Flavin’s work. while an extensive chronology, comprehensive bibliography, and exhibition history present scholarly data never before available. In addition, this book includes Flavin’s seminal text “‘…in daylight or cool white.’ an autobiographical sketch,” originally published in Artforum in 1965, and two interviews with the artist, one from 1972 and the other from 1982. Exquisitely designed and produced, with many new stunning color reproductions, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective captures the brilliance of the artist’s challenging contribution to twentieth-century art and will be the authoritative volume on Ravin for years to come.”

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New York, Dia Art Foundation / New Haven, Yale University Press for National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004. Large 4to in stiff pictorial wrappers with flaps as issued. 208 pp. Richly illustrated in colour. Includes bibliographical references and index. Very fine clean copy.

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Dan Flavin — A Retrospective

200,00 DKK

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