13 April 2016


Major Dan Flavin Exhibition Launches At Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery in Birmingham is presenting a major exhibition of Dan Flavin’s (1933-1996) fluorescent light works. Flavin was one of the most important post-war American artists who stated; “It is what it is and it ain’t nothing else” as a departure point, Ikon’s exhibition explores Flavin’s straightforward rejection of illusionism whilst asserting the importance of the context of artistic experience over […]

14 January 2016


Dan Flavin Lightworks Explored In New Ikon Gallery Exhibition

A major exhibition of fluorescent light works by the late, American artist Dan Flavin (1933-1996), will be presented by Ikon in April. Flavin was one of the most important post-war American artists with a global influence on a younger generation. Taking his dictum “It is what is and it ain’t nothing else” as a departure point, Ikon’s exhibition explores Flavin’s straightforward rejection […]

18 December 2015


Dan Flavin: Major Exhibition Announced For Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery Birmingham has announced a major exhibition of fluorescent light works by Dan Flavin (1933-1996), one of the most important post-war American artists. Acquainted with other major figures such as Frank Stella and Barnett Newman, he was especially close to Donald Judd, with both artists sharing an interest in artworks that refer to nothing […]

30 December 2014


Adventure Through 100 Years Of Abstraction At Whitechapel Gallery

‘Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015’ is a major new exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to the present day, and is to open at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. The exhibition brings together over 100 works by 100 modern masters and contemporary artists including Carl Andre, […]

3 November 2014


Flavin Fans Angered Over Unauthorised Appropriation Of Work

The Dia Art Foundation’s has plans to allow artist duo Allora and Calzadilla to use an artwork by the acclaimed minimalist Dan Flavin for an installation – this decision has caused great contoversy as it is being done without the Flavin estate’s consent, reported the New York Times. The artists, Allora and Calzadilla, represented the […]

29 December 2010


Dan Flavin Work Classified By EU as Light fittings

Works by the late American sculptor Dan Flavin have had VAT applied as EU says works are ‘light fittings’ The sculptures shown at the Haunch Of Venison Gallery in London have been classified as light fixtures rather than art and £36,000 in VAT has been applied. This has remained outstanding while the dispute continues. As […]