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"Untitled" (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)

A work made of candies individually wrapped in multicolor cellophane, endless supply.
© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation.

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  • A work made of candies individually wrapped in multicolor cellophane, endless supply.

Date:

1991

Artist:

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
American, born Cuba, 1957–1996

About this artwork

Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s work is characterized by a sense of quiet elegy. He possessed an uncanny ability to produce elegant and restrained sculptural forms out of common materials. “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) consists of commercially available, shiny wrapped confections. The physical form of the work changes depending on the way it is installed. The ideal weight of the work, 175 pounds, corresponds to the average body weight of an adult male. As visitors choose to take candy from the work, the volume and weight of the work decrease.

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Title

"Untitled" (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)

Origin

United States

Date

1991

Medium

Candies individually wrapped in multicolor cellophane, endless supply

Dimensions

Dimensions vary with installation; ideal weight 175 lbs.

Credit Line

Promised gift of Donna and Howard Stone

Reference Number

1.1999

Copyright

© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation.

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