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Dan Flavin
1933 - 1996
blue, yellow, red and green fluorescent light
184 by 38.5 by 60.5 cm. 72 1/2 by 15 1/8 by 23 3/4 in.
Executed in 1990, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5 of which 3 were fabricated.
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.


Private Collection (acquired from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner


London, Waddington Galleries, Unititled (to Lucie Rie, Master Potter), Themes and Variations, February - March 1990, p. 17, no. 7, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)
London, Waddington Galleries, Sculpture, April - May 1992, no. 39, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)
New York, John Good Gallery, Dan Flavin, October - November 1994 (edition no. unknown)


Catherine Flohic and Jean-Luc Chalumeau, Sculpture of the 80's, Paris 1990, p. 90, illustrated in colour
Michael Govan and Tiffany Bell, Dan Flavin: The Complete Lights 1961-1996, New York 2004, p. 374, no. 535, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"Just as you cannot really delineate the material boundaries of a Flavin installation, you cannot pinpoint the precise moment of its making. The lights shine in a continuous present."
Tiffany Bell
Exh. Cat., New York, Dia Art Foundation, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, 2004, p. 127

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