Dan Flavin

“… in daylight or cool white.” An Autobiographical Sketch

January 1970

(to Frank Lloyd Wright who advised Boston’s “city fathers” to have a dozen good funerals as urban renewal)  “. . . we might, if, like the things outside us we let the great storm over-ride us, grow spacious and anonymous.” —Maria Rainer Rilke… READ ON

IN PRINT December 1965

“...on an American artist's education...”

January 1970

I  THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ART DEPARTMENT and professional art school versions of an artist’s education still exist for the most part as formal indoctrination of students in art historical media. Inexperienced youngsters are conducted … READ ON

IN PRINT March 1968

Some Other Comments...

January 1970

September 8, 1967 Lake Valhalla Dear Henry, (Geldzahler) Welcome back (cough) to pacified Lindsay Heckscher Hovington under filth on Hudson where even parks are “funkie,” black posies bloom powerless, and “Molotov cocktails,” however hostilely… READ ON

IN PRINT December 1967

Some Remarks

January 1970

AS I HAVE SAID for several years, I believe that art is shedding its vaunted mystery for a common sense of keenly realized decoration. Symbolizing is dwindling—becoming slight. We are pressing downward toward no art—a mutual sense of … READ ON

IN PRINT December 1966