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Work Owned By 

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Anderson, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Bowyer Bell, New York, New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Berthiaume, Cranbury, New Jersey.

Miss Helen Dawson, New Canaan, Connecticut.

Mr. Edward Plunkett, New York, New York.

Mr. Robert Rosenblum, Princeton, New Jersey.

Statements About the Artist and His Work

From ARTNEWS, May 1961 (New Names This Month, Miss Jill Johnston)

"DAN FLAVIN" (Judson; May 8-June 5) is a young artist whose work has a precocious air of authority and daring."...

From ARTS, March 1963 (The Month in Review, Mr. Sidney Tillim)

..."However, the only reason I am writing about Dine is to be able to discuss the relationship between Pop Art and this "new" object art, for what they reveal about each other and because between them they constitute the decadence and destitution, respectively, of modern art. I therefore prefer to approach the subject via an absorbing exhibition at the Green Gallery, "New Work," where much of what used to be plainly pictorial has become equivocal. The abstract work rejecting illusionistic space grows out into the room in the triangular wedges attached to the canvases - of vibrant polka dots - by L. Poons; in the reliefless reliefs of Daniel Flavin."...

From THE HARTFORD COURANT, January 25, 1964 (Atheneum Art Exhibit, Miss Katherine Birge)

"Black, White and Grey" Provocative, Rewarding

..."One of the striking features of the exhibit is called "Diagonal of May 25, 1963," by Dan Flavin. It is a white tube, a fluorescent light surrounded by shadow. It is possible to react to a fluorescent light thinking, "That is nothing at all and doesn't belong in a museum unless it's overhead serving a useful purpose." It is also possible to react to that strip of light with the shock of finding beauty where it was unexpected."...

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