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Fluorescent light sculpture in blue, pink and green by Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin

Untitled (to Lucie Rie, master potter) 1x, 1990

blue, pink, and green fluorescent light

6 ft. (183 cm) high, 2 ft. (61 cm) deep

© Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Photo by Stefan Altenburger; Courtesy Vito Schnabel Gallery

An unlikely source of inspiration for one of American’s great Minimalists, Dan Flavin, was the work of two gifted European ceramicists, Lucie Rie and her protégé Hans Coper. Not only did Flavin collect their vessels, but he was so inspired by the potters that he would go on to make two series of light works dedicated to them.

Now, for the first time, work by the three artists will be shown to- gether. In the exhibition Dan Flavin, to Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, master potters, 18 works from Flavin’s 1990 light series will be seen alongside 15 ceramic works by Rie and Coper that come from Flavin’s personal collection.

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