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LOT 17

Lot 17

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)
Lot 17 Details
Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996), Cuban/American


"Blue Line";
"Body Pressure" (Pink Sheet).Published by Bruce Nauman, 1974;
"Somewhere Better Than This Place";
White Sheet with Black Border

Four offset lithographs, unsigned and unnumbered. Circa 1989-1990. Unframed.
Each sheet 28.75 x 23 in — 73 x 58.4 cm; 25 x 16.75 in — 63.5 x 42.5 cm; 23 x 29 in — 58.4 x 73.7 cm; 28 x 22 in — 71.1 x 55.9 cm

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $204
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996)

Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York City;
From whom acquired by the present Private Collection, Toronto


From Felix Gonzalez-Torres's 1990 exhibition held at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York City. For "Somewhere Better Than This Place", the artist created two stacks of white pieces of paper. The artist directed that the stacks be endlessly replenished, as viewers were encouraged to take sheets of the paper home with them. On the centre of the sheets in one pile was printed: “Somewhere Better Than This Place.” There was also a twin stack for another that read: “Nowhere Better Than This Place.” Andrea Rosen was a close friend of the artist and the executor of Felix Gonzales-Torres estate.


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LOT 17

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