Felix-Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) (1991). this is kind of like a portrait of his deceased partner, Ross Laycock. In this installation art work comprised of 175 pounds of candy, corresponding to Ross’s ideal body weight. The viewers are encouraged to take a piece of candy. This is a very unique way to call a statement out. And as the viewer’s take a piece of candy, one by one – the installation is making a metaphor: little by little Ross’s weight is being loss and little by little is to his death. The message is how society was ignoring the AIDS epidemic in the gay community.
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