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Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)
Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)

"Untitled" (For White Columns)

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)
"Untitled" (For White Columns)
signed 'Felix Gonzalez-Torres' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
chromogenic print on jigsaw puzzle in plastic bag
7 ½ x 9 ½ in. (19.1 x 24.1 cm.)
Executed in 1990. This work is number one from an edition of six plus two artist's proofs.
Provenance
White Columns, New York
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1990
Literature
D. Elger, Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1997, p. 53, no. 88 (another example illustrated).
J. Avgikos, S. Cahan, and T. Rollins, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Los Angeles, 1993, p. 43 (another example illustrated).
Exhibited
Geneva, Ecole supérieure d'arts visuels, Sous-Sol, Hyperbate, November-December 1990 (another example exhibited).
Hanover, Sprengel Museum, Konstruktion Zitat: Kollektive Bilder in der Fotografie, August-October 1993 (another example exhibited).
Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Untitled (Reading Room), July-August 1995 (another example exhibited).
London, Serpentine Gallery, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, June-July 2000, p. 83 (another example exhibited).
New York, White Columns, The Bulletin Board Felix Gonzalez-Torres, February–March 2007 (another example exhibited).

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“Asked whether his works serve as a metaphor for the relation between the individual and the crowd, Gonzalez-Torres responds: ‘Perhaps between public and private, between personal and social, between fear of loss and the joy of loving, of growing, changing, of always becoming more, of losing oneself slowly and then being replenished all over again from scratch. I need the viewer, I need the public to complete the work. I ask the public to help me, to take responsibility, to become part of my work, to join in.’” (F. Gonzalez-Torres, quoted in Rollins, Tim, Susan Cahan, and Jan Avgikos. Felix Gonzalez- Torres. New York: Art Resources Transfer, Inc., 1993, p. 23).

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