With texts by Tiffany Bell, Isabelle Dervaux, and Jennifer Raab
This publication documents the first retrospective of the artist’s drawings, which was held at The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, in 2012 (it then traveled to the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, in 2012-2013). The catalogue explores the central role that drawing played in Flavin’s practice, and includes essays by exhibition curator Isabelle Dervaux, noted Flavin scholar Tiffany Bell, and art historian Jennifer Raab. Excerpts from Flavin’s journal, in which he writes about his relationship to drawing, are published here for the first time. This richly illustrated catalogue features over 190 plates, including selections from the artist’s personal collection of nineteenth-century Japanese drawings, Hudson River School landscape studies, and drawings by other twentieth-century artists, from Piet Mondrian to Donald Judd.