Felix Gonzalez-Torres --Roni Horn


by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (Artist), Roni Horn (Artist), Emma Lavigne (Foreword), Julie Ault (Contributor), Caroline Bourgeois (Contributor), Elena Filipovic (Contributor), Elisabeth Lebovici (Contributor)

In 1990, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957–96) visited Roni Horn's (born 1955) solo show at MOCA Los Angeles and saw for the first time her iconic 1982 work Gold Field―a thin piece of gold foil placed on the ground, without any cordon or protection. Deeply affected by the simplicity, strength and beauty of the work, Gonzalez-Torres met Horn in 1991 and told her of the impact the piece had on him. A few days later, Roni Horn sent him a square of gold foil as a mark of their burgeoning friendship. Later, in response, he created Untitled (Placebo – Landscape – for Roni), a carpet of candies wrapped in gold cellophane, available for visitors to take. In turn, Horn replied with Gold Mats, Paired – for Ross and Felix (1994–95), this time with two pieces of gold foil placed atop each other. This volume celebrates their friendship, reproducing installations, photographs and sculptures.

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