Description: c-print jigsaw puzzle in plastic bag
Dimensions: 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 in. 19 by 24.1 cm.
Medium: c-print jigsaw puzzle in plastic bag
Condition Report: This work is in very good condition overall. There is very light wear along the edges and at the extreme corners of the puzzle, which is visible upon close inspection. The complete puzzle is mounted to the backing board and the puzzle is accompanied by the plastic bag. This work has been framed according to the artist’s specifications. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Exhibited: New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, March - May 1995, p. 45, illustrated
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (Girlfriend in a Coma), April - June 1996 (another example exhibited)
London, Serpentine Gallery, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, June - July 2000 (another example exhibited)
Literature: Tim Rollins, Susan Cahan, and Jan Avigikos, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, New York 1993, p. 43, illustrated in color
Dietmar Elger et al., Eds., Felix Gonzalez-Torres Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern-Ruit 1997, no. 33, p. 29, illustrated in color
Mireya Escalante, Las Implicaciones de la Imagen, Mexico City 2008, pp. 190, 208, 231 and 241 (text), pp. 191-193 and 209, illustrated in color
Provenance: Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
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Phoebe Chason Collection, New York
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
Private Collection, Belgium
Sotheby's, New York, 15 November 2006, Lot 597
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner