For ages people have been searching for the Fountain of Youth and it may have been in their local modern art museum all along!!
Famed installation artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres is known for his highly conceptual "candy spills" which first showed in 1991 in response to his partner dying of AIDS. The installation features a 175 pound pile of candy seemingly spilling out of a wall. Each person that encounters the installation is encouraged to take a piece of the candy to parallel the diminishing effects of AIDS on the human body. Gonzalez-Torres required that the pile be continuously replenished symbolically granting perpetual life.
Images via Contemporary Art Daily
Atkinson Candy Company has had the great pleasure of supplying candy for a Felix Gonzalez-Torres exhibit in Fort Worth a few years ago and we hope to do it again soon!!