DAN FLAVIN: A RETROSPECTIVE by Michael Govan, Tiffany Bell, Brydon E. Smith, 2004.
Let the light one in. Dan Flavin created sublime installations with the ordinary fluorescent bulb, inspiring us to see magic in the routine, to see possibility in the everyday. After a brief stint at seminary and meteorological training in the military, Flavin pursued his artistic studies in the late 1950s at Columbia University and the New School. By 1961, he had abandoned his early assemblages of found objects and begun his signature work: sculptural installations made from readily available fluorescent light bulbs, saying famously, "It is what it is, and it ain't nothin' else... Everything is clearly, openly, plainly delivered."
10 x 0.2 x 12 inches