Gonzalez-Torres has set up a unique system for any gallery or museum curator who decides they would like to exhibit his work. Curators, who have obtained ownership of a Felix Gonzalez-Torres piece, have signed a contract with the now deceased artist. Due to the unique character of the work of Gonzalez-Torres, a certificate of authenticity and ownership accompanies each work. These certificates include a balance of specific guidelines for recreating and maintaining the works while at the same time an open-endedness that leaves space of interpretation.
Perhaps the most well known works of Gonzalez-Torres are the Candy pieces. In exhibiting a piece like "Untitled" (Placebo), the certificate cites the original candies used for the piece. He instructs:
I found an interesting article that describes the installation process of “Untitled (Go-Go Dancing Platform), 1991. Here's an excerpt from the article:
Call it the artistic opposite of a still life: Guyton had to find a living, breathing, moving performer to be part of an artwork for the show — a re-creation of the late Cuban artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ 1991 installation “Untitled (Go-Go Dancing Platform).”
“It was the strangest installation process I’ve ever had,” Guyton says of his search through bars in West Hollywood and Silver Lake, adding slyly, “But it was enjoyable, of course.”
For pieces like Untitled (North), 1993 Gonzalez-Torres states that the owner can install the piece how ever they would like, and it may be installed differently each time. He only asked that they try to replace burned out bulbs with the exact or a similar bulb if possible.