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Everson Museum Receives $4.8 Million Gift

November 15th, 2018

Everson Museum, via Art NewsSyracuse’s Everson Museum of Art in New York has received a donation of $4.8 million, one of the largest gifts ever made to a Syracuse arts organization, given by board members Paul Philips and Sharon Sullivan. “This campaign is the most ambitious fundraising effort in our institution’s 120-year history,” says Elizabeth Dunbar, director and CEO of the Everson.
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New York Times Spotlights Art Storage Facilities

November 15th, 2018

Uovo, via NYTThe New York Times looks at the new storage facilities popping up in New York and around the US for art collectors. “Dealers have to store it, then they sell it to collectors who have to store it, then they donate it to museums that have to store it,” says art adviser Todd Levin.
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Knight Foundation Donates $435,000 to Digital Arts Projects

November 15th, 2018

Gray Area Theater, via Art NewsThe Knight Foundation in Miami, Florida, has earmarked a total of $435,000 for four digital art projects. “As in many parts of modern society, technology advancements have revealed both new opportunities and challenges for artists,” says Chris Barr, director of arts at the Knight Foundation. “At the moment, there are few organizations providing support systems for digital art. These projects are filling that gap, helping artists navigate and thrive in this new terrain.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Dan Flavin

1933 – 1996
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Education includes:

Columbia University, New York
New School for Social Research, New York

Flavin is a Minimalist artist best known for his installations that feature fluorescent light fixtures.

Never receiving formal instruction regarding art, his first solo show was held in 1961 at New York’s Judson Gallery. That same year, he began experiment with electric light, ultimately leading to his first work that featured fluorescent light released in 1963 called the diagonal of May 25, 1963. In 1964, he was given an award by the William and Norma Copley Foundation following a recommendation by Marcel Duchamp, the artistic pioneer linked closely to the Dada and Surrealist movements.

Flavin’s involvement with key art shows in the latter half of the 1960s earned him the reputation as one of the originators if Minimal art. In 1969, his first retrospective “fluorescent light, etc. Dan Flavin” traveled throughout North America. The Dia Art Foundation began purchasing his works in 1974 and in 1983, facilitating his largest permanent installation of nine works in a former firehouse in Bridgehampton, New York, now known as the Dan Flavin Art Institute.

Since his death in 1996, three other permanent installations have been erected; one in Milan in 1997, one in Houston in 1998 and one in 2000 at Donald Judd’s Marfa, Texas Chinati Foundation.

Zwirner & With New York, March 6 – May 3 2008 [ArtObserved]

External Links

Wikipedia Entry