Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Art Works
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"Untitled"
1986
Framed Cibacrome
Overall: 9 x 9 inches

(22.9 x 22.9 cm)
ARG# GF1986-003

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“Untitled”

1989
C-print jigsaw puzzle in plastic bag
7 ½ x 9 ½ inches

(19 x 24.13 cm)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
ARG# GF 1989-007

 

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"Untitled" (My Soul of Life), 1991
C-print jigsaw puzzle in plastic bag
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches 

(19 x 24.13 cm)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
ARG# GF1991-048

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"Untitled"
1988
Framed photostat
8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches
(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
ARG# GF1988-004

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Installation view:

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin
October 1, 2006 – January 9, 2007
Cur. Frank Wagner
Organized by the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin

 

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Installation view:

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin
October 1, 2006 – January 9, 2007
Cur. Frank Wagner
Organized by the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin

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"Untitled"

1992/1993
Print on paper, endless copies
8 inches at ideal height x 48 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches (original paper size)
ARG# GF1993-003

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“Untitled”

1989
Paint on wall
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1989-020

 

Installation view:
Untitled: An Installation by Felix Gonzalez-Torres

as part of the Visual AIDS Program

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

December 1, 1989 - January 1, 1990
 


 

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“Untitled” (Portrait of the Stillpasses)

1991
Paint on wall
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1991-059

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“Untitled” (Portrait of the Wongs)
1991
Paint on wall
Overall dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1991-003

 

"Untitled" (Double Portrait)
1991
Print on paper, endless copies
10 1/4 inches at ideal height x 39 3.8 x 27 1/2 inches (original paper size)
ARG# GF1991-055

 

"Untitled" (March 5th) #2
1991
Light bulbs, porcelain light sockets and extension cords
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Two parts: approximately 113 inches in height each
Edition of 20, 2 AP
ARG# GF1991-012

 

Installation view:
Felix Gonzalez-Torres: This Place
Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
October 30, 2015-January 24 2016
 

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"Untitled" (America)

1994
Light bulbs, waterproof rubber light sockets and waterproof extension cords
Twelve parts: Overall dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1994-017

"Untitled"

1992-1995
Medium varies with installation, water
Two parts: 12 feet or 24 feet in diameter each
Overall dimensions: 24 x 12 feet or 48 x 24 feet, height varies with
installation; ideal visible height is 14 to 16 inches.
ARG# GF1995-012

 

Installation view:
Felix Gonzalez-Torres: America.

The United States Pavilion

Giardini della Biennale, 52nd International Art Exhibition,

la Biennale de Venezia, Italy

June 6 – November 21, 2007.

Commissioned by Nancy Spector.
 

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On wall:
"Untitled"

1991-1993
Billboard
Two parts: dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1993-010

Center:
"Untitled" (Couple)

1993
Light bulbs, porcelain light sockets and extension cords
Two parts: Overall dimensions vary with installation.
ARG# GF1993-007

Installation view:
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
February 13 - May 26, 2013

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"Untitled" (America)
1994
Light bulbs, waterproof rubber light sockets and waterproof extension cords
Twelve parts: overall dimensions vary with installation

ARG# GF1994-017

 

Installation view:

Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Specific Objects without Specific Form.

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.

January 28 – March 14, 2011.

Cur. Elena Filipovic

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"Untitled" (t-cell count)
1990
Graphite, colored pencil, and gouache on paper, framed
Paper size: 12 x 9 inches 

(30.5 x 22.9 cm)
ARG# GF1990-023

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"Untitled" (USA Today)
1990
Candies individually wrapped in red, silver, and blue cellophane, endless supply
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Ideal weight: 300 lbs
ARG# GF1990-032

 

Installation view:

Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Specific Objects without Specific Form.

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.

January 28 – March 14, 2011.

Cur. Elena Filipovic.

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"Untitled" (Placebo)
1991
Candies individually wrapped in silver cellophane, endless supply
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Ideal weight: 1,000 - 1,200 lbs
ARG# GF1991-020

 

"Untitled"

1991-1993

Billboard

Two parts: dimensions vary with installation

ARG# GF1993-010

 

Installation view:

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects without Specific Forms

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland

May 21 - Juy 25, 2010

 

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"Untitled" (Golden)
1995
Strands of beads and hanging device
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1995-003

 

Installation view:

Floating a Boulder: Works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Jim Hodges

FLAG Art Foundation, New York

October 1, 2009 - January 31, 2010

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"Untitled" (Loverboy)

1989
Blue fabric and hanging device
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1989-001
Dimensions vary with installation

"Untitled" (March 5th) #1
1991
Mirror
Overall: 12 x 24 inches (30.5 x 61 cm)
Two parts: 12 inches (30.5 cm) diameter each

 

Installation view:
Itinerari
Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy
1991

Photo: Giorgio Mussa
Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, and Castello di Rivara, Turin
© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

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“Untitled”

1989
Billboard
Overall dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1989-013

Installation view:

Sheridan Square, New York

March – September, 1989

Sponsored by the Public Art Fund

Photo: Stanley Greenberg

 

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"Untitled" (It's Just a Matter of Time)
1992
Billboard
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1992-011

 

Installation view:

It's Just a Matter of Time

Cambridge Train Station, Cambridge, UK

March 30 - May 4, 2002

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"Untitled" (The New Plan)
1991
Billboard
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# GF1991-002

 

Installation view:

Cady Noland, Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Objekte, Installationen, Wandarbeiten

Museum Fridericanum, Kassel

February 8 - March 17, 1991

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"Untitled" (Alice B. Toklas' and Gertrude Stein's Grave, Paris)

1992

Framed C-print

29 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches

(74.3 x 92 cm)

Edition of 4, 1 AP

ARG# GF1992-023

 

"Untitled"

1989

Paint on wall

Dimensions vary with installation

ARG# GF1989-020

 

Installation view:

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin
October 1, 2006 – January 9, 2007

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"Untitled" (Perfect Lovers)
1987-1990
Wall clocks
Overall: 13 1/2 x 27 x 1 1/4 inches

(34.3 x 68.6 x 3.2 cm)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
ARG# GF1990-040

Biography

Throughout his career, Gonzalez-Torres’s involvement in social and political causes fueled his interest in the overlap of private and public life. From 1987 to 1991, he was part of Group Material, a New York-based art collective whose members worked collaboratively to initiate community education and cultural activism. His aesthetic project was, according to some scholars, related to Bertolt Brecht’s theory of epic theater, in which creative expression transforms the spectator from an inert receiver to an active, reflective observer and motivates social action. Employing simple, everyday materials (stacks of paper, puzzles, candy, strings of lights, beads) and a reduced aesthetic vocabulary reminiscent of both Minimalism and Conceptual art to address themes such as love and loss, sickness and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality, Gonzalez-Torres asked viewers to participate in establishing meaning in his works.

During his lifetime, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996) was the subject of several important museum exhibitions, including Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Traveling (1994) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. and The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, and a retrospective organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1995), which traveled to the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, and ARC-Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. In 2010-11 Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels; Fondation Beyeler, Basel, and Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt hosted the six-part retrospective Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Specific Objects without Specific Form. His works have been included in hundreds of curated group shows worldwide. Gonzalez-Torres represented the United States at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.


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Exhibitions

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Curated by Julie Ault and Roni Horn Three-part exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Massimo De Carlo, Milan; and Hauser & Wirth, London
May 3 – June 18, 2016
Main Gallery

Amnesia

Felix Gonzalez-Torres On Kawara and a film/video program curated by Rebecca Cleman and Josh Kline of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
December 11, 2010 – January 22, 2011
Main Gallery

Robert Gober Felix Gonzalez-Torres

A Shadow Leaving an Object
December 12, 2008 – January 28, 2009
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Agnes Martin

The third in a series of two-person exhibitons exploring Gonzalez-Torres' affinities with other artists
November 10 – December 20, 2006
Gallery 2

Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn

March 31 – April 30, 2005
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Joseph Kosuth

January 20 – February 18, 2005
Main Gallery

Four-Ply

July 15 – August 20, 2004
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

It's Just a Matter of Time
March 30 – May 4, 2002
Gallery 2

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

December 2, 2000 – January 13, 2001
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

December 4, 1998 – January 23, 1999
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

January 3 – 25, 1997
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Untitled (Vultures) 1995
September 8 – October 14, 1995
Main Gallery

A Series of Rotating Installations

Felix Gonzalez-Torres and On Kawara
November 1 – 5, 1994
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

April 23 – May 29, 1993
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

June 18 – 27, 1992
Main Gallery

Group show of mirrors

Gunther Forg, Felix Gonzalez-Torres , Jeff Koons, Simon Leung, Laurie Parsons, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Meg Webster, Heimo Zobernig and others
September 7 – October 5, 1991
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Every Week There is Something Different
May 2 – June 1, 1991
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Inaugural exhibition
January 20 – February 24, 1990
Main Gallery