Dan Flavin (German Edition)



An extensive monograph featuring the stunning works with light by the pioneer of Minimal Art

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Transforming color into light is one of the great themes of painting. Dan Flavin (1933-1996) used light as color and material. Employing ordinary neon light tubes, he developed a radical new form of art that freed the “picture” from its frame and turned it into a luminous, space-consuming color object. Expanding the wall painting by turning it into a light installation corresponded with the liberation of light from its traditionally spiritual meaning. Flavin’s works recall neon signs from urban nightlife or commonplace living-room lamps. Viewers find themselves immersed in a splendid play of light and color that allows the physical experience of unrestrained art. This publication elucidates the development of Flavin’s oeuvre-from the visual objects, the so-called Icons, to the spatial installations with neon tubes-and explains their genesis based on drawings and prints, an independent group of works that testifies to the artist’s visual sensitivity. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3523-0) Exhibition schedule: mumok. museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig, Vienna, October 13, 2012-February 3, 2013 | Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, February-June 2013

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Weight 300 g
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 6 February 2013
Number of pages 264
Format Hardback
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g