Art of the Year - 1978

Friday, June 29, 2018
Art of the Year - 1978

Untitled (for you Leo, in long respect and affection), Dan Flavin, Fluorescent lights and metal fixtures - Art of the Year 1978.

The 1970’s art world showed the continued influence of movements from the 1960’s such as Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Performance Art. The mid-70’s brought the return of painting as a serious medium for avant-garde artists. Feminist Art, Land Art and Photorealism also became increasingly prevalent during this era, largely due to evolutions in the broader social and political climates. 

Untitled (for you Leo, in long respect and affection), Dan Flavin, Fluorescent lights and metal fixtures, 1978.

Untitled (for you, Leo, in long respect and affection) is a light sculpture of blue, green, yellow and pink fluorescent lights dedicated to legendary gallery owner Leo Castelli. One of Flavin’s most intriguing works, the corner sculpture plays with the viewer’s perceptions of light and space. Untitled creates a sunset of colors that illuminate into the recesses the room. The result is a strong and independent work that redefines space, drawing in elements from the environment in which the piece is set.

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