Dan Flavin

Untitled (to Don Judd, colorist) 1-5 1987

About this artwork

This work is a set of five 'T' shapes made from fluorescent tube lights. Although originally a group of ten, these five were grouped together by Flavin on numerous occasions. After 1963, Flavin dedicated all his sculptures to artists, philosophers, collectors and dealers. This work is dedicated to his friend, the artist Donald Judd. The two met in 1962 and remained close throughout their lives (Judd even named his son Flavin in 1968). Judd had only recently introduced colour to his work in the 1980s, which he used in distinct blocks. Flavin admired this minimalist approach and Judd's influence can be felt in this series. However the fluorescent lighting in Flavin's sculptures often allows adjacent colours to mix, something Judd would never have explored.

  • title:
    Untitled (to Don Judd, colorist) 1-5 1987
  • accession number:
    AL00350
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  • materials:
    Fluorescent tubes and metal
  • date created:
    1987
  • measurements:
    122.00 x 122.00 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by the Artist Rooms Foundation 2013
  • copyright:
    © Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2018.
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin