Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin: European Couples, and Others

September 14, 1995 - June 23, 1996

<p>Photo credit: Todd Eberle</p>

Photo credit: Todd Eberle


European Couples, and Others featured a series of fluorescent light sculptures from Dia's permanent collection by Dan Flavin. The core of the exhibition were corner pieces, which had not been previously exhibited. These eight works were executed between 1966-71, and consist of multiple colors including pink, yellow, and blue as well as daylight, cool, and warm shades of white.


Artist Biography

Dan Flavin was born in 1933 in New York City, where he later studied art history at the New School for Social Research. From 1963, he exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1983 Dia Center for the Arts opened the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, New York, a permanent exhibition of his works, designed by the artist in a converted firehouse. It is maintained by Dia and open to the public each summer. In 1992 Flavin created a monumental installation for the reopening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Flavin died on November 29, 1996.

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