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"Untitled" (Last Light)

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American (Guaimaro, Cuba 1957 - 1996 Miami, FL)
"Untitled" (Last Light), 1993
Sculpture
American
,
20th century
string of lights: 10 watt light bulbs, extension cord, plastic light sockets, dimmer switch
overall dimensions vary with installation: 350.5 cm (138 in.)
extra cord: 381 cm (150 in.)
5/24
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles, by exchange
, 2010.472
Department of Modern & Contemporary Art
,
Description
This work consists of a brown extension cord (18 gauge, 2 conductor lamp cord) with 24 brown plastic light sockets with bulbs attached.The light sockets begin at one end of the cord and are subsequently placed at intervals approximately 6 inches apart from each other, spanning approximately 11 1/2 feet. After the last socket, the cord extends an additional 12 1/2 feet, ending at the plug. A dimmer switch is placed along the cord 28 inches from the plug.
Marks
signed: Unsigned (signed and numbered on certificate)
Provenance
[Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York], sold; to Harvard Art Museum, June 2010.
Bibliography
Andrea Rosen and Roland Waspe, Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Catalogue Raisonne, ed. Dietmar Elger Hatje Cantz (Germany, 1997), p. 125, ill.

Ann Goldstein and Michael Darling, The Blake Byrne Collection, Litho Acme (Montreal, Canada, 2005), pp. 38, 82, ill.

Exhibition History
Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013