You are going to want to see this, big time.
The Dan Flavin retrospective (previewed today) will be showing until August 12 at LACMA. When you go, do follow instructions and begin where they tell you to, then see all the rooms in relative chronological order.
The internet is full of intellectual analysis of this stuff but it is also a joyful, physical experience, the sounds of the awwwing, cooing crowd and their amazed faces, wow, and not a word about ‘but is it art.’
Don’t miss the red room; it’s easy to pass by. It made me gasp, like that time I backed into a gallery, chatting away, turned, and came face to face with Guernica, and that made me gasp too.
(separate photos from the internet)