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September 10, 2010

For The Win Friday

I’m tired. And lazy.

And has a craft show tomorrow.

So just one thing, from today’s visit to the Art Institute of Chicago (xoxo to KJbeads for taking me)

source: Sharp as Teeth and Stars

“Felix Gonzalez-Torres produced work of uncompromising beauty and simplicity, transforming the everyday into profound meditations on love and loss. “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) is an allegorical representation of the artist’s partner, Ross Laycock, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991. The installation is comprised of 175 pounds of candy, corresponding to Ross’s ideal body weight. 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.”


Come by and see me tomorrow at Renegades!

posted to FTW Fridays @ 11:13 pm

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