By Michael Govan and Tiffany Bell, contributions by Brydon E. Smith, and David Gray, Beacon, 2004.
Hardcover, slipcase, 432 pp., chiefly in color, b/w illustrations, 12 x 10.5 x 2.5 inches.
Including and augmenting the Dan Flavin: A Retrospective catalogue on Dan Flavin’s art, this remarkable book features over 750 of the artist’s light works. Presenting all of Flavin’s lights together for the first time, this is the only publication to document the artist’s entire career. Flavin’s art has not been widely reproduced, and this definitive volume includes hundreds of images—featuring exquisite new photography—of well-known pieces as well as many rarely seen and unknown works. Each light work is illustrated by a beautiful color reproduction and/or a graphic diagram. Comprehensive information on each work, including title, date, medium, dimensions, edition, exhibition history, bibliography, and a brief discussion, reveals new insights into the artist’s working methods and provides an invaluable resource for students, scholars, dealers and collectors.