UNTITLED (PERFECT LOVERS) BY FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES (1987-1991) – [Issue 7]

February 14th, 2010 | Posted by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

Two identical battery-operated clocks are placed in the gallery, side by side and initially set to the same time. With time, though, they inevitably fall out of sync: batteries running out and the ever-present drive towards entropy of things. Gonzalez-Torres made this piece shortly after the death of his partner, Ross Laycock, was diagnosed with AIDS.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres. (American, born Cuba. 1957-1996). Untitled (Perfect Lovers). 1991. Clocks, paint on wall. overall 14 x 28 x 2 3/4″ (35.6 x 71.2 x 7 cm).

 

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