Even if you don't recognize his name, you'd probably recognize his work, which has been widely copied since he began showing art in the '60s. Around 2003 when Flavin's work was once more enjoying renewed buzz, it found many fans in the architecture community. Since then, we've seen echos of his work (which, as one reader points out, are made from fluorescent bulbs) hanging from ceilings in Dallas, scaling a building, spider-style, in Chengdu, and suspended in a hanging matrix in a Spanish casino.
3) Manmeg & Maison Martin Margiela Store, Johnston Marklee & Associates, Beverly Hills, CA.
4) Seattle Public Library, REX, Seattle, WA. Image (c) Iwan Baan.
5) Youturn Pavilion, UNStudio, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
6) (Ok, maybe not technically neon, but cool) Light Pavilion by Lebbeus Woods in collaboration with Christoph a. Kumpusch, in the Raffles City complex in Chengdu, China, by Steven Holl Architects. Image via Lebbeus Woods.
What else did we miss? What are some of your favorite neon projects? Tell us in the comments!