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Dan Flavin
[American Minimalist Installation Artist, 1933-1996]

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Original works by Dan Flavin available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteDia Center for the Arts, New York City
The Dan Flavin Art Institute, 1977 installation in Bridgehampton, New York

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Berlin
This space is now closed, but some information about past exhibitions remains online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 7 works online

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!
"Artists in Depth" page for Dan Flavin

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Flavin

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteDan Flavin at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Untitled (to Ellen Johnson, fondly)

Chinati Foundation
Untitled (Marfa project)

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City
From the 2004 exhibition Design is not Art

Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Untitled (for A.C.)

Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (partly in Spanish)  

Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "F"

Lenbach House, Munich, Germany (in German)  
Artworks from the site's databank: Select the artist in the "Künstler" column

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Musee d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France
(Click on work 07)

Musées de Lorraine, France (in French)  
Sant titre

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
the alternate diagonals of March 2, 1964

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri
Mouseover for 2 works by Flavin

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Untitled (see middle row)

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Untitled, Jan. 22, 1964

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida

S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, Belgium

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

The Menil Collection, Texas
Information about the Menil's Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Dan Flavin: Retrospective at the MCA Chicago (17 works online)

ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Dan Flavin: A Retrospective (15 works online)

The Sender Collection, New York
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
(Get past the splash page, then click "Artists")

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Dan Flavin  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Apollo Magazine
Article: "Any bright ideas?"

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 63): Dan Flavin

New York Magazine
"Dan Flavin's 1964 breakout show, in meticulous reproduction", 2008 article by Jerry Saltz

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Strip tease", 2006 article by Adrian Searle

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Dan Flavin: The Architecture of Light


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