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Dan Flavin

"monument" for V. Tatlin

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September 28, 08:29 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Dan Flavin

1933 - 1996

"monument" for V. Tatlin

cool white fluorescent lights

96 by 31 ¾ by 5 in.

244 by 81 by 12.5 cm.

Executed in 1970, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5, of which 4 were fabricated. 

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

John Weber Gallery, New York

Emily and Burton Tremaine, New York

Leo Castelli and Barbara Bertozzi, New York

Private Collection, New York

Acquired from the above in 2017 by the present owner

Anon., "La Chronique des Arts," Gazette des Beaux Arts, no. 1261, February 1974, no. 756, p. 218, illustrated 

Ex. Cat., Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou; MarseilleMusée d'art contemporain and Centre de la vieille charité, Cinquante espèces d'espaces: oeuvres du Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, November 1998 - May 1999, p. 74, illustrated 

Christopher Hawthorne, "Sun Valley Surprise: Chalet So Spare," The New York Times, 17 February 2005

Michael Govan and Tiffany Bell, Dan Flavin: The Complete Lights 1961-1996, New York 2007, no. 249, p. 291 (diagram illustrated)

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Group Exhibition, June - September 1971 (another example exhibited) 

New York, John Weber Gallery, Group Exhibition, November - December 1971 (another example exhibited) 

Atlanta, High Museum of Art, The Modern Image, April - June 1972, n.p. (text), (another example exhibited) 

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Group Exhibition, June - September 1972 (another example exhibited) 

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Benefit Exhibition for the New York Collection for Stockholm, October 1972 (another example exhibited)

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Group Exhibition, June - September 1974 (another example exhibited) 

Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, The Tremaine Collection: Twentieth Century Masters, the Spirit of Modernism, February - April 1984, no. 72, n.p., illustrated (another example exhibited and illustrated) 

Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; Bordeaux, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain; Otterlo, Riksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Monuments for V. Tatlin from Dan Flavin, 1964-1983, April 1984 - January 1986, no. 72, illustrated (another example exhibited and illustrated)

Madrid, Fundación Juan March, Colección Leo Castelli, October 1988 - January 1989, p. 87, illustrated in color (another example exhibited and illustrated) 

East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, A View From The Sixties: Selections from the Leo Castelli Collection and the Michael and Ileana Sonnabend Collection, August - September 1991, p. 4, illustrated 

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Forty Years of Exploration and Innovation: The Artists of the Castelli Gallery, Part 2, November - December 1997 (another example exhibited) 

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Dan Flavin: Some Drawings and Installations of Fluorescent Light, February - March 1998 (another example exhibited)

Beacon, Dia:Beacon, May 2003 - present (another example exhibited)

Washington, National Gallery of Art; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; London, Hayward Gallery; Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris; Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, October 2004 - August 2007