The Chronicle

Inspiration: The Art of Neon

Here's a little something to brighten your day: Today, neon-hued versions of one of our most popular items—Tsubota Pearl's Hard Edge lighters—arrive in the shop.

To celebrate, we've compiled some of our favorite artworks made with the luminescent material they evoke. Amid the madness of back-to-school / back-to-work / New York Fashion Week, may these inspire a serene (and surreal) smoke session.

Above: Dan Flavin

 Bruce Nauman, Untitled, 1994

Glenn Ligon, Untitled (If I Can't Have Love, I'll Take Sunshine), 2006

Keith Sonnier, Ba-O-Ba II, 1969

Christian Herdeg, Boundless, 1975

 Tracey Emin, I Can't Believe How Much You Loved Me, 2012

 

 Cerith Wyn Evans at White Cube Bermondsey, London, 2015

James Turrell, The Light Inside, 1999