Landscape-like painting with a cloudy sky and a mountain of crumbled statues, including the Sphinx, Buddha, Greek gods, Mark Twain, George Washington and other notables from history. The color is all shades of reddish-orange.

The late Felix Gonzalez-Torres avoided assigning meaning to his artworks, but his candy spill at Crystal Bridges includes interpretation the spills represent a metaphor for the human body ravaged by illness. Gonzales-Torres died of AIDS the same year he finished this one. Viewers are invited to take a piece of candy, and by providing for endless replenishment, the artist symbolically grants the body everlasting life. Docents say most people who read the interpretation do not partake of the offering. Above the spill, Mark Tansy’s Landscape features the dismantled sculptures of historical figures. Interpretations vary, from leaders’ legacies preserved via art, q question about who can escape the dustbin of history, and an allusion about mass media break loose bits of information from history and combines them into something new. The one-color palette supposedly refers to sepia tones photographs, old films and television.

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