Concurrent solo exhibitions by Dan Flavin and Lionel Estève at Galerie Perrotin


PARIS.- Galerie Perrotin presents the exhibition Dan Flavin “An Installation”, in collaboration with L&M Arts, from 14 January to 3 March 2012. Dan Flavin began making three-dimensional monochromes with mounted or barred fluorescent tubes or light bulbs in 1961 that he referred to as “Icons,” even though he contested any mystical or religious reference in his approach. In a constant dialogue with painting, sculpture and architecture, he inaugurated in 1963 the work “the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi),” an homage to “Endless Column,” comprised of a standard gold fluorescent tube which from then on became his only medium. His installations of infinite combinations transcend Duchampien gestures, radical in essence and minimal in form. Though the artist refused all ecstatic interpretation of his work, he created