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Breaking the barrier between artist and audience, participation represents a key component of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ work. His paper stacks challenge the idea of ownership by calling on viewers to remove a single sheet from the whole. As the stack disappears and then is replenished with a new supply, the work becomes a metaphor for the circle of life. This work is a single sheet from one of these regenerative stacks—a manifestation and archival record of his exhibited work, ‘"Untitled" (Ross in L.A.).’
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Acquired directly from the publisher by the present owner
Overall good condition; minor nick on lower edge.
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Considered a major talent of the 20th century, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (Cuban-American, 1957-1996) was a mixed-media artist whose installations, sculptures, paintings, and works on paper were meticulously composed, minimal expressions of deeply personal narratives. Using materials such as strings of lightbulbs, clocks, stacks of paper, or packaged hard candies, Gonzalez-Torres often commented on the tragedy of the AIDS crisis, the disease he died of in 1996. His work continues to be exhibited internationally, with retrospectives organized by the likes of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Whitney Museum, New York.