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Candypile variations: Felix Gonzalez-Torres & Halloween

#candypile hashtag on instagram

I regularly follow the #candypile hashtag on Instagram. Mostly to see people's photos of Félix González-Torres' candy pile installations at various museums.

oriane_trn • Fondation Louis Vuitton
photo by oriane_trn
at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris
sfknyc • The Met Breuer
photo by sfknyc
at The Met Breuer in New York
dmbdreamgirl • The Art Institute of Chicago
photo by dmbdreamgirl
at The Art Institute of Chicago

The images for the #candypile hashtag change around this time of year—a couple weeks after Halloween—when people tag their Halloween candy piles.

meganeandrus
photo by meganeandrus

Seeing these two different types of images mixed together is fun. One is seen in an austere, serious environment. The other is kids enjoying their stash on the floor at home. 

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