DAN FLAVIN'S COLLECTION OF JAPANESE DRAWINGS AND PRINTS AT THE DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE, DIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

July 21-September 3, 1995

Jul 17, 1995

Dan Flavin's Collection of Japanese Drawings and Prints opens at The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Dia Center for the Arts, Bridgehampton, Friday, July 21, 1995. The exhibition will continue through September 3, 1995. The gallery is located on Corwith Avenue off Main Street in Bridgehampton, New York. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm. Admission is free. The reception, open to the public, will be held Friday, July 21, 1995, from 5:00 to 7:00.

Since the late 1970s, Dia Center for the Arts (formerly Dia Art Foundation) has worked with artists to realize their most ambitious works, particularly sited works intended to be on long-term or permanent view. Since June 1983, nine works Dan Flavin created between 1971 and 1981, have been on view in Bridgehampton.

In the early '80s, Dan Flavin organized a series of small exhibitions in the first floor gallery, including his own work and that of other contemporary and historical artists and crafts people. This exhibition of Japanese drawings and prints, drawn from Dan Flavin's own significant collection of drawings, is the first in a new series of exhibitions organized by the artist.

The works included in this installation were collected by Flavin in the early 1980s, most purchased from the Galerie Janette Ostier in Paris, which specializes in rare antique Japanese drawings and prints. Flavin's collection dates from the Edo period (1615-1868), many from well-known masters such as Katsuchika Hoksai (1760-1849), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1851), and Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Dan Flavin is available to answer questions about this exhibition and can be contacted through his assistant, Prudence Fairweather, at (516) 537-3641.


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Press Department, Dia Art Foundation, press@diaart.org or 212 293 5518

 
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