Madonna and Child in Majesty Surrounded by Angels - Cimabue, c. 1280
Untitled (Perfect Lovers) - Felix Gonzalez-Torres, 1991
These two identical, adjacent, battery-operated clocks were initially set to the same time, but, with time, they will inevitably fall out of sync. Gonzalez-Torres created this work shortly after his partner, Ross Laycock, was diagnosed with AIDS. By assigning these redundant objects the title“Untitled” (Perfect Lovers), the artist transformed these public, neutral devices used for the measurement of time into personal and poetic meditations on human relationships, mortality, and time’s inevitable flow. Of the light-blue background, Gonzalez-Torres said, “For me if a beautiful memory could have a color that color would be light blue.”
So I totally teared up. There is something so beautiful about this piece and the personal connection this artist has with this work.
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