Parting Shot: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (Portrait of Ross in LA), 1991.
Candies individually wrapped in multicolor cellophane, endless supply. Dimensions vary with installation; ideal weight 175 lbs. Art Institute of Chicago. Promised gift of Donna and Howard Stone, 1.1999.
A memorial to Gonzalez-Torres’s partner, Ross Laycock, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1991.
Item: A continuously-replenished pile of candy, weighing 175 lbs (Ross’s weight at death). Visitors are encouraged to take a piece of candy, and the missing weight will be restored at the end of the day.
How sweet it is.