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“Untitled” (America)

1994–95

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (America), 1994–95 (installation view, The American Century: Art and Culture 1900–2000, Part II, 1950–2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999–2000). Twelve light strings, each with forty-two 15-watt lightbulbs and rubber sockets, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee  96.74.1a-l
© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
This work is made of simple, everyday objects—strings of light bulbs. There are twelve cords that each have forty-two lights. Felix Gonzalez-Torres thought of this artwork as a collaboration between the artist and the owner. Untitled (America) can be shown in any way the owner likes: hanging from the ceiling, across the wall, or on the floor; as one long line, several smaller ones, or even as a big tangle of bulbs and wires in a corner. All twelve strings can be hung or only one string can be hung. Depending on how and where it is arranged, Untitled (America) reminds people of different things.
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HERE ARE TWO MORE VERSIONS OF THIS WORK WHERE THE LIGHTS ARE ARRANGED IN DIFFERENT WAYS

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (America), 1994–95 (installation view, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (Girlfriend in a Coma), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1996).© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Photograph by Marc Domage

Felix Gonzalez-Torres“Untitled” (America), 1994–95 (installation view, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (Girlfriend in a Coma), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1996).

© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Photograph by Marc Domage

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (America), 1994–95 (installation view, Simple Form, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1997–98).© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Photograph by Richard Nicol

Felix Gonzalez-Torres“Untitled” (America), 1994–95 (installation view, Simple Form, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1997–98).

© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Photograph by Richard Nicol