Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Félix González-Torres (November 26, 1957 – January 9, 1996) was a Cuban-born American visual artist. González-Torres's openly gay sexual orientation is often seen as influential in his work as an 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" (Portrait of Marcel Brient) sold for $4.6 million at Phillips de Pury & Company in 2010, a record for the artist at auction.
Wikidata
Q1288359
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Introduction
Artist known for his photographic billboards, and installations involving common objects such as candy, and performance elements.
Nationalities
American, Cuban
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Conceptual Artist, Installation Artist, Photographer, Sculptor
Names
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Félix González-Torrez, Félix González-Torres, Félix González- Torres
Ulan
500114715
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