Andrea-Rosen

Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born on this day in 1957. Installations of his “Untitled” (America) can vary: composed of twelve strings of light bulbs, the work can be shown inside or outside, in an unlimited range of configurations. This work is one of a number by Gonzalez-Torres that includes the word “America” in its title. The light from the bulbs might resonate as cheerful in one context and melancholy in another, leaving viewers to reflect on their own associations with the idea of “America.”

[Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (America), 1994 (96.74.1a-l) as installed in the stairway of the Whitney Museum of American Art. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. Photograph by Ronald Amstutz]

Christina Ricci, Andrea Rosen, Drew Droege, Dylan Stephens, Natalie Westling, Grace Bol, Tyg & Jenny Beth Thomas star in the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign. Photographed by David Sims, styled by Katie Grand, casting by Anita Bitton, hair by Guido Palau, makeup by Diane Kendal, nails by Jin Soon Choi & set design by Stefan Beckman.

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[Felix Gonzalez-Torres. “Untitled” (Perfect Lovers). 1991. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York]

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