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The Matchmaker


Gonzalez-Torres (left) and Goldin  

3. Love Stories
Untitled (Perfect Lovers), Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1991) and Nan and Brian In Bed, Nan Goldin (1983)
What puts Gonzalez-Torres’s clocks and Nan Goldin’s lovers together? “Sometimes the relationship between the pieces is almost purely semantic, as with the clocks and Goldin’s iconic print. But not totally. There is some irony in Felix’s installation”—after all, the clocks are kissing, and in sync, but they’re also pretty chilly figures. “And for me, the photograph is about the cold aftermath of love, not the synchronicity of love.”

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