New York: Dia Art Foundation / Yale University Press, 2005. Second printing. Hardcover. Folio. 431 (1)pp. Original gray cloth with blind-stamped lettering on cover, silver on spine, in original pictorial dustjacket, black lettering on spine, housed in matching pictorial slipcase. Pistachio green endpapers. Frontispiece photograph. Catalogue of Lights by Tiffany Bell with David Gray. Preface by Michael Gowan. Foreword by Leonard Riggio.
"Dan Flavin (1933–1996),whose career began in the 1960s, is one of the most important and innovative artists of his era. The reductiveness and systematic character of his extraordinary work, along with his discovery and relentless exploration of an art of light, established him as a progenitor and chief exponent of Minimalism." (Publisher).
Comprehensive publication in conjunction with an exhibition organized by Dia Art Foundation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, October 2004 to January 2005. Illustrated with magnificent color photographs of Flavin's work by various photographers, including Jon Abbott, Paola Bobba, Thomas Cugini, Oren Slor, and many others. The extensive catalog is introduced with a text by Tiffany Bell on the methodology of the Catalogue of Lights, followed by some 750 descriptive entries with thumbnail reproductions of Flavin's artwork at rear. Contains index, credits, copyright and collection, photography credits, and brief notes on contributors at rear. Impressive publication. Laid in a six-wing leporello of Dan Flavin's retrospective at the LACMA, May 13 – August 12, 2007, in color. Fine condition. Item #47435