Dan Flavin (born 1933 in New York; died 1996) was an American artist whose work is composed of light—more specifically, fluorescent commercially available bulbs and industrial light fixtures. One of the pioneers of minimalism in the early 60s, Flavin's placement of light varies in relationship to the existing architecture, illuminating architectural spaces while subtly altering the viewer's perception of them. While the shadows and… Read more
About the artwork
Untitled (Tryptych) is one of Dan Flavin's few print works. This series was created by the artist and published posthumously as authorized by the estate and signed by the artist's son. More recognized for his fluorescent light sculptures, Flavin utilizes print to suggest color and light translated into the graphic medium as opposed to illustrating fluorescent light. While the medium might differ, creating prints was not dissimilar to the artist's own process when creating his fluorescent works, wherein the artist provided the ideas and the initial drawings and assistants created the final product.