"Monument" for V. Tatlin, 1969


Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin 
"Monument" for V. Tatlin
, 1969
Tubes fluorescents blanc froid | Cool white fluorescent light
244 x 82 x 7 cm
Collection de la Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© ADAGP, Paris 2019

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Dan Flavin used the four sizes of fluorescent tubes commercially available to construct lighting compositions. 

Between 1964 and 1973 he developed a series of variations of “Monuments for Tatlin”, in homage to the Russian Constructivist Vladimir Tatlin who also combined art and industry.

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Dan Flavin

1933-1996, in New York (United States)
Died in 1996 (United States)

In 1963, Dan Flavin began working with the medium of light: functional fluorescent tubes exhibited in their original state, without alteration or decoration.
In the same exhibition

"Monument" for V. Tatlin ,1967

"Monument" for V. Tatlin, 1970