Dan Flavin (American, 1933-1996)
Untitled (To Bob and Pat Rohm)
The Israel Museum
Dan Flavin, Untitled (To Bob and Pat Rohm) sculpture
In the 1970s and 80s, Dan Flavin began to create more complex figurations of fluorescent tubes, notably his barred corridors and corner installations. His work increasingly concentrated on the relationship between his sculptures and the spaces they inhabited.
Gift of Leo Castelli, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum.
Dan Flavin was born in Jamaica, New York in 1933. He attended the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in 1956 for a short period and studied art under Albert Urban. He was employed as a mailroom clerk at the Guggenheim Museum in 1959 and later as elevator operator at the Museum of Modern Art. Flavin died in 1996, today, The artist's estate is represented by David Zwirner in New York.