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Dan Flavin: drawings, diagrams and prints 1972-1975 / Installations in Flourescent Light 1972 - 1975

Flavin, Dan

Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Museum of Art. 1977
Exhibition catalogue with a presentation and original signed drawing by Flavin.

Flavin's original drawing, a profile study - typical of Flavin's work during this period in his career - is also inscribed beneath the drawing: ' Big Maz / my very best regards / to y'all, Dan F. / January 28, 1978'.

Exhibition catalogue includes many reproductions of the artist's light sculpture many of which are reproduced in colour, and of his sketches.

The American minimalist artist Dan Flavin (1933 - 1996) was famous for creating sculptural objects and installations from commercially-available fluorescent light fixtures. He did also, sporadically throughout the mid-1970's, produce deft portrait studies.

'Still another type of drawing in this exhibition is the artist's observations of nature. Whether they are penned portraits of friends at the dinner table (Allen Jones, Rainer Speck, Guido Baumgartner, Claes Oldenburg, Donald Judd), or records of beach and ocean atmosphere and activity, they are quick and deft' (from catalogue text).

These small portrait drawings, with the sitter in profile are executed with thin strokes of the pen, with almost a calligraphic pattern of lines. This expressionistic quality of the drawings (two of which are reproduced on p. 10 of this catalogue), was to be found again in Flavin's lithographs.
pp. (99). Oblong 4to. Colour and black and white illustrations. Original wrappers, adhesive tape marks to inner front cover and rear cover.

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