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untitled (Oscar Wilde)
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres
    1957–1996
    born: Guáimaro, Cuba ; died: Miami, Florida ; active: United States
  • untitled (Oscar Wilde), 1995
  • photo etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 119 x 163 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 6 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • Gift of Cary Leibowitz
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0129
Description
Exhibitions

Entire image filled with hand-written black text. Beginning of text reads, "Thy body was a column of ivory..." and the last bit of text reads, "I heard strange music." It is taken from the play Salome by writer Oscar Wilde. Behind the text is a soft, off white.