“Untitled” by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1991)

Artists,Reference — miles @ 1:47 pm

In this public installation, Gonzalez-Torres uses the billboard format to provoke a public dialogue about the AIDS epidemic. The billboard features a photograph of an empty bed. Although the work has enormous personal significance (it was prompted by the death of Gonzalez-Torres’ longtime partner), it is difficult to see how a public unfamiliar with the artist could connect it to AIDS.

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