Dan Flavin Untitled (Corner Piece) 1969

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Artist
Dan Flavin 1933–1996
Title
Untitled (Corner Piece)
Date 1969
Medium Fluorescent tubes on metal
Dimensions Object: 1226 x 1226 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01824
Not on display

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Flavin made a number of works intended to be shown in corners, engaging directly with the
architecture of the gallery. This particular corner piece is the second of an edition of five, the
customary edition size for Flavin’s smaller works. The size of the work was determined so that
the fluorescent light tubes could be fastened in the centre only without having to be anchored to
the floor. The artist rejected any symbolic significance of the cross figuration, insisting that it was simply a form that made good use of the corner.

July 2007

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