Installation view of the exhibition Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers and Corridors, at David Zwirner in New York, 2015.

Dan Flavin

Corners Barriers and Corridors

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of significant "corner," "barrier" and "corridor" works from the late 1960s and early 1970s by Dan Flavin, on view at 537 West 20th Street in New York.

From 1963, when he conceived the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi), a single gold, fluorescent lamp installed diagonally on a wall, until his death in 1996, Flavin produced a singularly consistent and prodigious body of work that utilized commercially available fluorescent lamps to create installations (or "situations," as he preferred to call them) of light and color.

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A sculpture by Dan flavin titled untitled (to Virginia Dwan) 1, dated 1971.

Dan Flavin

untitled (to Virginia Dwan) 1, 1971
blue, red, pink, and yellow fluorescent light
8 ft. (244 cm) wide across a corner
A corner sculpture in warm white fluorescent light by Dan Flavin, titled untitled (to a man, George McGovern) 2, dated 1972

Dan Flavin

untitled (to a man, George McGovern) 2, 1972
Warm white fluorescent light
10 ft. (305 cm) high, 10 ft. (305 cm) wide
Installation view of the exhibition Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers and Corridors, at David Zwirner in New York, 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers and Corridors, at David Zwirner in New York, 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers and Corridors, at David Zwirner in New York, 2015.

Presenting Dan Flavin’s “corner,” “barrier,” and “corridor” works, many of which are reproduced for the first time in plates that accurately capture their colors, this publication explores the artist’s core sculptural vocabulary and how his use of fluorescent light forged a new relationship between the art object and its surrounding architecture. The book includes texts by Michael Auping and Alexandra Whitney. Published by David Zwirner Books.

A sculpture by Dan Flavin titled untitled (to Barnett Newman) one, dated 1971.

Dan Flavin

untitled (to Barnett Newman) one, 1971
yellow, red, and blue fluorescent light
8 ft. (244 cm) high, 4 ft. (122 cm) wide across a corner
A sculpture by Dan flavin titled untitled (to Barnett Newman) four, dated 1971.

Dan Flavin

untitled (to Barnett Newman) four, 1971
yellow, blue, and red fluorescent light
8 ft. (244 cm) high, 4 ft. (122 cm) wide across a corner

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