Dan Flavin’s Light Sculptures and Drawings at the Morgan Library

Dan Flavin is usually known for his minimalist florescent light sculptures, but the new gallery at The Morgan Library and Museum gives some chronological insight to the artist’s development and inspiration. “The world knows Dan Flavin through the iconic fluorescent light installations on which his reputation rests,” said William M. Griswold, director of The Morgan Library and Museum. “But few people are aware that these magnificent pieces often began as sketches, schematic drawings, and diagrams on graph paper. Throughout his career, Flavin returned to drawing to explore new ideas and new themes, and collected drawings by old and modern masters to serve as sources of inspiration. The Morgan is delighted to present this first-ever retrospective look at the key role that drawing played in the creative process of one of the twentieth-century’s most innovative artists.”

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