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    Sale 2168

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    Dan Flavin (1933-1996)

    untitled (in honor of Harold Joachim) 2

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    Dan Flavin (1933-1996)
    untitled (in honor of Harold Joachim) 2
    pink, yellow, blue and green fluorescent light
    49 x 49 x 7 in. (124.4 x 124.4 x 17.7 cm.)
    Executed in 1977. This work is number two from an edition of five in which only three were fabricated and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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    Harold Joachim (1909-1983) was the curator of prints and drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1958-1983.


    Heiner Friedrich, Inc., New York
    John Weber Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, October 3, 1978

    Pre-Lot Text



    A. Hindry, "Dan Flavin: Le Pur Vase d'aucun breuvage..." Artstudio, no. 6, Fall 1987, p. 11 (illustrated, incorrectly installed).
    M. Govan and T. Bell, Dan Flavin The Complete Lights 1961-1996, New York, 2004, no. 409, p. 340 (illustrated).


    New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Summer Group Show, June-September 1979 (another example exhibited).
    Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Dan Flavin: Spanning Corners, June-July 1984 (another example exhibited).
    New York, Hirschl and Adler Galleries, Skowhegan Celebration Exhibition, May 1984 (another example exhibited).
    New York, Leo Castelli Gallery; New York, Brook Alexander Gallery, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd: Sculpture and Works on Paper, March-May 2001 (another example exhibited).