They Bloom, They Die

‘Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books.’

– Jerry Saltz (2008)



Saltz, Jerry (2008). ‘The Day the Lights Went On: Dan Flavin’s 1964 breakout show, in meticulous reproduction’. New York Magazine [online]. Available at: (accessed 25 February 2018)

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