This book documents an ambitious exhibition of 336 seminal billboards created by Cuban-born artist FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES (1957-1996). Developed with special permission from the artist’s estate, In celebration of its 15th anniversary in 2010, Artpace (San Antonio, Texas) mounted the first-ever comprehensive survey of González-Torres’ billboard works in the US.
Situated deliberately in the public’s path in four cities across Texas (Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio), these artworks gracefully interrupted daily routines with poignant reflections on life, love and humanity. The transcendent quality of González-Torres’ work was magnified in the Texas landscape, and the project garnered international attention for its unprecedented commemoration of this remarkable body of work.
“Felix Gonzalez-Torres stands among the most significant and influential artists of his generation.”— Nicholas Baume, Public Art Fund