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© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

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Title
“Untitled”
Date
1991
Dimensions
ideal stack dimension 7 × 38.5 × 45.25 inches
Materials
offset print on paper, endless copies
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Prints (Edition Prints/Proofs)
Accession Number
1991.130.1-.4
Edition
unique
Inscriptions
on certificate of authenticity in object file “Felix Gonzalez-Torres”; on certificate of authenticity in object file “April 23/92”
Physical Description
endless copies; image of water; exhibited in a stack 7 inches high*1999-2001 PC installation approximately 660 posters per month were taken
Printer
varies
Credit Line
T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1991

object label Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (1991) Walker Art Center, 2000

This piece requires the participation of the public in order to exist. It’s a non-static sculpture, it’s always changing, it can disappear, yet at the same time, it’s indestructible because it can always be reprinted. It’s an attempt at creating a more democratic artwork. A public piece.–Felix Gonzalez-Torres, 1993

Among the most influential artists of his generation, Felix Gonzalez-Torres combined the impulses of Conceptual art, political activism, and chance to produce a number of “democratic artworks,” including public billboards, piles of candies, and stacks of paper. In these “stacked pieces,” people other than the artist act as major contributors to the work, taking away sheets, consuming sweets, replenishing stacks–in effect, providing the inanimate objects an active life. Using the print medium for Untitled, Gonzalez-Torres rejects the rarity and preciousness of the limited-edition print for the generosity of low-cost, offset printed art. He specified that the stack of sheets always remain at a height of seven inches.

Label text for Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (1991), from the exhibition Art in Our Time: 1950 to the Present, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, September 5, 1999 to September 2, 2001.

Copyright 2000 Walker Art Center