The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation maintains a library of 500+ exhibition catalogues and books relevant to the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres as well as comprehensive press on the work of the artist from 1986 to the present. In addition, the Foundation maintains an archive of exhibition cards, promotional materials, installation images and fabrication samples from exhibitions from 1986 to the present. Scholars, curators, and students researching the artist’s work are welcome to explore this material by appointment only. Please contact the Foundation for more information. Appointments are generally booked in up to 2 hour increments, subject to staff availability, and must be requested at least two weeks in advance.
Researchers are encouraged to visit NYC-area libraries such as the Schwartzman Building at the New York Public Library, Museum of Modern Art Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, Whitney Museum of American Art Library, Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University, and the Brooklyn Museum Library for additional research. Outside of New York City, many institutions hold research materials on the artist, including the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Regarding Images in the Archives
In 2010, the Foundation initiated a major digitization project to scan all of the Felix Gonzalez-Torres exhibition images in transparency and slide format from the Andrea Rosen Gallery archives. The Foundation also maintains a growing archive of thousands of digital images of works and exhibitions. As the Foundation licenses the copyright to the works of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, those interested in publishing the artist’s work in scholarly publications, journals, exhibition catalogues, theses and the press should be in touch with the Foundation.