The Morgan Library & Museum holds first retrospective exhibition of drawings by Dan Flavin


NEW YORK, NY.- Best known for his groundbreaking fluorescent light installations, Dan Flavin (1933-1996) was also an avid draftsman and collector of drawings. Throughout his career, the self-taught artist turned to drawing to plan his constructions and installations, as well as to sketch from nature in the most traditional fashion. He also enthusiastically acquired drawings by artists of diverse styles and backgrounds with whom he felt affinities. Now, for the first time, the central role that drawing played in Flavin’s art is explored in a major exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum. The show includes more than one hundred drawings by the artist—from early abstract expressionist watercolors of the 1950s and portraits and landscape sketches, to studies for his seminal light installations and late pastels of sailboats. In addition, the exhibition features nearly fifty