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I had a piece of that candy at the Art Institute in Chicago - the artwork is called: "Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)." Felix's partner, Ross Laycock, died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991.

http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/art…
"Viewers are encouraged to take a piece of candy, and the diminishing amount parallels Ross’s weight loss and suffering prior to his death. Gonzalez-Torres stipulated that the pile should be continuously replenished, thus metaphorically granting perpetual life."

Posted by EricaP on March 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM · Report this
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I still don't get it, how could they censor an art exhibition? I mean what self respecting gallery wouldn't just laugh and go about setting it up instead of hiding it?
Posted by JensR http://ohyran.se on March 16, 2012 at 4:42 PM · Report this
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When I saw Gonzalez-Torres's piece at the Art Institute in Chicago 6 or 7 years ago, I utterly broke down and wept.

I took a piece of candy and kept it for several months before finally unwrapping and eating it. I'll never forget the taste.
Posted by Daddy Todd on March 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM · Report this

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