Nordstrom Does Félix González-Torres

I was at the downtown San Francisco Nordstrom today (believe it or not, I am actually not there on a regular basis) and ran across an interesting holiday addition.  I'm not sure if it was intentional or not, but the strings of lights cascading down the center of the store bear a remarkable to the work of Félix González-Torres, specifically his 1994 piece, Untitled (America) that was featured at the U.S. pavilion in this year's Venice Biennale. Below are photos of the two.  Judge for yourself.


Félix González-Torres "Untitled (America)" (1994) in the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2007

Photo Credit: Ian Bartholomew


The Nordstrom lights

Photo Credit: Ian Bartholomew