Félix González-Torres

Artist, Visual Artist

1957 – 1996

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Who was Félix González-Torres?

Felix Gonzalez-Torres was an American, Cuban-born, gay visual artist. González-Torres was known for his minimal installations and sculptures in which he used materials such as strings of lightbulbs, clocks, stacks of paper, or packaged hard candies. In 1987, he joined Group Material, a New York-based group of artists whose intention was to work collaboratively, adhering to principles of cultural activism and community education. González-Torres's 1992 piece "Untitled" sold for $4.6 million at Phillips de Pury & Company in 2010, a record for the artist at auction.

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Born
Nov 26, 1957
Guáimaro
Also known as
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Pratt Institute
  • New York University
Lived in
  • Guáimaro
Died
Jan 9, 1996
Miami

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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