DAC Collection Artist Information
American installation artist and painter
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
After beginning his career as a watercolorist and sculptor, Flavin began to experiment with using light in his constructions. Gradually, his work became more minimalist, featuring readymade flourescent or neon lights of various colors, and their fixtures. Although seemingly impersonal pieces, they often retain a sacred quality, and Flavin would frequently dedicate his works to other artists, further humanizing them. American artist.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500021736.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Dan Flavin:
|Dan Flavin||Untitled, 1973||Screenprint|
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