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Dan Flavin: A Retrospective

looks at works and the life of an artist whose career-long exploration of light established him as a progenitor and chief exponent of minimalism. His use of fluorescent light is featured in this exhibit, the first comprehensive retrospective on one of the most influential artists of the late 20th century. (National Gallery of Art)

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In occupying the edge, where wall meets empty space, Flavin abandoned the conventional space of art and allowed the art object to address the interior in a new way. With an ironic twist, Flavin constructed the fluorescent lights as a rectangle surrounding a void, mimicking the shape of a picture frame and mocking the rigid traditions of art.
'untitled (in honor of Harold Joachim) 3, 1977,' pink, yellow, blue, and green fluorescent light -- 8 ft. (244 cm) square across a corner

untitled (in honor of Harold Joachim) 3

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