Felix Gonzalez-Torres

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

(22.9 x 22.9 cm)
ARG# GF1986-003

“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

 

"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

"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

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

 

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

"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

“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
 


 

“Untitled” (Portrait of the Stillpasses)

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

“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
 

"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.
 

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

"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

"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

"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.

"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

 

"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

"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

“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

 

"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

"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

"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

"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

Past

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

Four-Ply

July 15 – August 20, 2004
Main Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

January 3 – 25, 1997
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

Publications

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects without Specific Form

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form documents the groundbreaking exhibition curated by Elena Filipovic with Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal that traveled to WIELS, Brussels; Fondation Beyeler, Basel/Riehen; and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt in 2010 and 2011. Filipovic curated a retrospective at all three venues, evolving at each location. Midway through each exhibition, Filipovic's installation was removed or altered by one of the artists who was invited to completely reconsider and re-install their own version of the exhibition without any limitations. The result of this structure was a profound meditation on the role that ongoing change and renewal play in Gonzalez-Torres's work. 
 
The book has been years in the making as Elena Filipovic and the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation worked together to find the best ways to present the complexities and nuances of the exhibition. The book includes installation views of each version of the exhibition and an expansive illustrated checklist with images of each artwork in every instance of its installation. The book's structure allows the reader to see the immensely different ways the artworks can be installed as well as how context acted on and through each piece. 
 
Format: Hardcover, 7.5 X 11 IN. / 664 pages / 595 color
Publisher: Koenig Books (February 28, 2017)
ISBN 9783863359737 
 
To purchase Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form please email info@rosengallery.com.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Double

Published on the occasion of the first museum presentation of Felix Gonzalez-Torres's work in Asia at PLATEAU, and Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, June 21 - 28 Sept. 28, 2012


 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Edited by Julie Ault

Felix Gonzalez-Torres lived and worked resolutely according to his own idealistic principles, combining elements of Conceptual art, Minimalism, political activism, and poetic beauty in an ever-expanding arsenal of media, including public billboards, give-away piles of candy and posters, and ordinary objects--clocks, mirrors, light fixtures--used to startling effect. His work challenged the notions of public and private space, originality, authorship and--most significantly--the authoritative structures in which he and his viewers functioned. Editor Julie Ault has amassed the first comprehensive monograph to span Gonzalez-Torres's career. In the spirit of his method, she rethinks the very idea of what a monograph should be. The book, which places strong emphasis on the written word, contains newly commissioned texts by Robert Storr and Miwon Kwon, an introduction by Susan Cahill and an extended conversation with fellow artist Tim Rollins, as well as significant critical essays, exhibition statements, transcripts from lectures, personal correspondence, and writings that influenced Gonzalez-Torres and his work. Ample visual documentation adds another important layer of content. We see works not just in their completed state, but often in process, which for Gonzalez-Torres could mean the process of disappearing as viewers interacted with them.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

By Lisa Corrin

Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London, June 1 –  July 16 2000.

Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Serpentine Gallery (June 2000)
ISBN-10: 1870814371
ISBN-13: 978-1870814379

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Texts by Dietmar Elger, Rainer Fuchs, Roland Wäspe, David Deitcher, and Andrea Rosen

Catalogue Raisonné in two volumes, published in conjunction with the posthumous 1997 traveling retrospective at Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria.

Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers (July 2, 1997)
ISBN-10: 3893228837
ISBN-13: 978-3893228836

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

By Nancy Spector. Published by Guggenheim Museum.

Originally published to accompany the artist's solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in 1995, and reissued on the occasion of the 2007 Venice Biennale (June 1-November 21), where Felix Gonzalez-Torres would represent the United States.

Written by Nancy Spector in close consultation with the artist and reflecting and expanding upon his ideas at the time, Felix Gonzalez-Torres presents a thematic overview of the artist's rich, many-layered practice, including the signature paper stacks, candy spills, light strings and billboards--and demonstrates his continued resonance today.

Nancy Spector is Chief Curator at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and U.S. Commissioner to the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Hardcover: 228 pages
Publisher: Guggenheim Museum (May 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0892073624
ISBN-13: 978-0892073627

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Essays by Amada Cruz, Russell Ferguson, Ann Goldstein, bell hooks, Joseph Kosuth, and Charles Merewether

Published on the occasion of the traveling exhibition, Felix Gonzalez-Torres at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. April 24 – June 19, 1994. Co-organized by Amanda Cruz, Ann Goldstein and Suzanne Ghez; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.  June 16 –  Sept. 11, 1994.; The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL., Oct. 2 – 6 Nov. 6, 1994


Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc (Dap) (June 2, 1994)
ISBN-10: 0914357352
ISBN-13: 978-0914357353

Press

News

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at Brooklyn Museum of Art

November 30, 2016

Felix Gonzalez-Torres' work is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the group exhibition Infinite Blue.  The exhibition runs until November 5, 2017.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

Image: "Untitled" (Water), 1995 © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Palais de Tokyo

October 12, 2016

Palais de Tokyo's "Carte Blance" to Tino Sehgal includes works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. The exhibition is on view from October 12 through December 18, 2016.
For more information, please visit the institution's website.

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75 116 Paris

Image: "Untitled" (Chemo), 1991 © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

Felix Gonzalez-Torres on artforum.com

May 13, 2016

The Felix Gonzalez-Torres exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery is reviewed on artforum.com.

 

The New Museum
235 Bowery, New York, NY

Andrea Rosen Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andrea Zittel, and Wolfgang Tillmans in NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, currently on view at the New Museum through May 26, 2013.