David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of prints by Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Fred Sandback. While predominantly known for their threedimensional works, drawing and printmaking were valued techniques that each of these artists engaged with throughout their careers. The mechanical and collaborative components inherent to the process of printmaking had clear correlations to their shared Minimal aesthetic, and it proved to be an additional medium for these artists to express their understanding of space and material. Executed between 1961 and 1994, the selection of prints on view will offer additional insight into each of the artist’s unique sculptural practices, attitudes, and concerns.
For Dan Flavin, who was himself a scholar and collector of fine and rare prints, printmaking was an integral part of his practice, and he was drawn towards the creative experimentation that it afforded. The prints in this exhibition demonstrate the same rigorous attention to color and composition as his fluorescent light installations. On view is a rare set of prints from 1994. These deeply colored cylindrically-shaped aquatints, made on round handmade paper that is curled and stitched together, have a unique sculptural presence that, like his work in fluorescent lights, experiments with color in three-dimensions.