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Félix González-Torres or Felix Gonzalez-Torres (November 26, 1957 – January 9, 1996) was a Cuban-born American visual artist. He lived and worked primarily in New York City between 1979 and 1995 after attending university in Puerto Rico. González-Torres’s practice incorporates a minimalist visual vocabulary and certain artworks that are composed of everyday materials such as strings of light bulbs, paired wall clocks, stacks of paper, and individually wrapped candies. González-Torres is known for having made significant contributions to the field of conceptual art in the 1980s and 1990s. His practice continues to influence and be influenced by present-day cultural discourses. González-Torres died in Miami in 1996 from AIDS-related illness.
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Artist known for his photographic billboards, and installations involving common objects such as candy, and performance elements.
American, Cuban
Artist, Designer, Conceptual Artist, Installation Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Félix González-Torrez, Félix González-Torres, Félix González- Torres, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Felix Gonzalez- Torres
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