b. 1933 - d. 1996
Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions
Texts by Tiffany Bell, Dan Graham, Anne Rorimer, Richard Shiff, and Alexandra Whitney
This monograph was published on the occasion ofÂ Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions, the first exhibition of the artistâs work at David Zwirner since the gallery announced its representation of the Estate of Dan Flavin. The publication examines Flavinâs use of progressions and serial structures, ideas that were central to the artistâs practice throughout his career. Flavin has been credited (by Mel Bochner) with being âone of the first artists to make use of a basically progressional procedure,â and the systematic arrangement of colour and light was an aspect of his work that not only led to it being characterized as Minimal art but which moreover influenced Conceptual artistic practices. The catalogue features a selection of exemplary work by the artist, ranging in date from 1963 to 1990.
This major monographÂ includes over 50 full-color plates, in addition to a comprehensive selection of installation views and archival photographs and documents. It also includes newly-commissioned scholarship on the artistâs work by noted Flavin scholar Tiffany Bell (who curated Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions and authored the artistâs catalogue raisonnĂ©), and by Anne Rorimer, Richard Shiff, and Alexandra Whitney; an interview with Dan Graham; and a facsimile of the original catalogue from Flavinâs 1967-68 exhibition âalternating pink and âgold,ââ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Â Additionally, a detailed illustrated chronology documents exhibitions of Flavinâs work.
Published by Steidl/David Zwirner