Identification and Creation
Object Number
2010.472
People
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, American (Guaimaro, Cuba 1957 - 1996 Miami, FL)
Title
"Untitled" (Last Light)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1993
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
string of lights: 10 watt light bulbs, extension cord, plastic light sockets, dimmer switch
Dimensions
overall dimensions vary with installation: 350.5 cm (138 in.)
extra cord: 381 cm (150 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Unsigned (signed and numbered on certificate)
Provenance
[Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York], sold; to Harvard Art Museum, June 2010.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
5/24
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles, by exchange
Copyright
© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
Accession Year
2010
Object Number
2010.472
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Descriptions
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.
Publication History

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

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted