David Zwirner will participate in the debut of Frieze New York to be held at Randall's Island. The gallery's presentation will focus on the Minimalist artists represented by the gallery - Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, John McCracken, Fred Sandback - and will also present two important works by Sol LeWitt.
On view will be two significant works by Dan Flavin: untitled (to dear, durable Sol from Stephen, Sonja, and Dan) one, 1969 and untitled (to Piet Mondrian), 1985. From 1963 until his death in 1996, Flavin produced a singularly consistent and prodigious body of work that utilized commercially-available fluorescent lamps to create installations, or "situations," as he preferred to call them, of light and color. In the 1969 work dedicated to Sol LeWitt, which was first exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Flavin utilized the corner of the room to create a square arrangement of two daylight and two Cool White fluorescent lights. The subtly differing whites are projected both outward (towards the viewer) and into the corner, highlighting the architectural conditions of the space in which it is installed.
Other works on view include a set of ten woodcuts by Donald Judd from 1988, as well as the artist's Untitled (Menziken 91-71), 1991, an anodized aluminum and Plexiglas wall-mounted box; works by John McCracken, including the eight-part work Galaxy, 2008 and Be, 2004; and a selection of works by Fred Sandback, among them Untitled (Sculptural Study, Broken Line Construction), 1988/2011. Composed from one length of yarn, the work belongs to a rare series of hand-painted sculptures by the artist.
The works by Sol LeWitt - Wall/Floor Piece ("Three Squares"), 1966 and Modular Cube/Base, 1967 - are from the Helga and Walther Lauffs Collection, one of Europe's most important private collections of 20th century post-war art, comprising key examples of Pop Art, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Post-Minimalism, and Conceptual Art.