Dan Flavin was born in Jamaica, NY in 1933 and died in Riverhead, NY in 1996. Major retrospectives of his work have been organized by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (1969), St. Louis Art Museum (1973), Kunsthalle Basel (1975), Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1989), Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (1999), and Dia Foundation for the Arts (traveled, 2004–07). The Dan Flavin Art Institute was established in 1983 in Bridgehampton, New York.
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