Reflecting on Dan Flavin
Rhona Hoffman discusses Dan Flavin's first museum exhibition.
There was a show—the first Flavin show, which was Dan Flavin's first museum show. We acted as guards. We sat behind the desk and greeted people. I remember Lindy Bergman vacuuming the area in the front of the gallery. People would come in and look around and they'd say, "Are you open?" And there was the Flavin show. Because it was one room, when we turned left there was another room. But Flavin was not known, and then Jan van der Marck—who was our brilliant director—decided that he would have people put three-by-five cards at the front desk and people could write their reactions to the Flavin show. And since this is a PG-rating thing, I can't repeat some of the comments. But it was very interesting.