Chromogenic color print
101 x 101 x 4 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
In several of her photographs, Louise Lawler captures works of art in storage or hung in collector’s homes, half-way between art works and mere objects. In Bulbs, she focuses on the object that makes up Félix González-Torres’s works of the early nineties composed of strings of lightbulbs hung or arranged in the gallery to commemorate the lives lost by the AIDS crisis. Lawler was part of the Pictures Generation, a group of artists working in New York in the 1980s, that was concerned with the representation of contemporary culture.