Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Cuban-born Gonzalez-Torres is probably best known for his potent billboard project, in which austere photographs of an empty, rumpled, white bed were placed at over 20 locations around New York City to serve as reminders of the dogged AIDS crisis. The artist does not confine himself to one medium, however. Gonzalez-Torres has exhibited text paintings, designed photographic jigsaw puzzles, enlisted live gallery performers, and created sculpture in the form of stacks of paper, which viewers are invited to take away. On the surface, his work is reminiscent of the minimalists, but form is not his exclusive concern. His pieces function as three-dimensional poetry that, above all, requires a public to engage it. Part of the publisher’s series highlighting emerging artists, this book catalogs most of the artist’s recent work in the form of handsome photodocumentation. Accompanying texts include an introduction by Susan Cahill and an extended conversation with fellow artist Tim Rollins.

Text: Rollins Tim, Avgikos Jan et al. cm 21,5×30; pp. 96; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Art Press, New York, 1993.

ISBN: 9780923183127| 0923183124

ID: AM-1213

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Cuban-born Gonzalez-Torres is probably best known for his potent billboard project, in which austere photographs of an empty, rumpled, white bed were placed at over 20 locations around New York City to serve as reminders of the dogged AIDS crisis. The artist does not confine himself to one medium, however. Gonzalez-Torres has exhibited text paintings, designed photographic jigsaw puzzles, enlisted live gallery performers, and created sculpture in the form of stacks of paper, which viewers are invited to take away. On the surface, his work is reminiscent of the minimalists, but form is not his exclusive concern. His pieces function as three-dimensional poetry that, above all, requires a public to engage it. Part of the publisher’s series highlighting emerging artists, this book catalogs most of the artist’s recent work in the form of handsome photodocumentation. Accompanying texts include an introduction by Susan Cahill and an extended conversation with fellow artist Tim Rollins.

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