Don’t Leave Me This Way/Never Can Say Goodbye, 2022


Neon, hardware, electronic components

6.00 x 39.50 x 1.75 in

15.2 x 100.3 x 4.4 cm

Edition of 10

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Artist

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About The Work

Artspace is proud to announce a new limited edition neon sculpture by artist Steven Evans, entitled Don’t Leave Me This Way/Never Can Say Goodbye, benefiting the New York City AIDS Memorial.

Evans has explored the connections between music, language, memory, identity, and collectivity in his sculptures and installations for over thirty years. When Evans arrived in New York City in the late 1980s, he became involved in two scenes that would form the basis for his artistic practice: activism and dance music.

Don’t Leave Me This Way/Never Can Say Goodbye is a continuation of this practice as well as an extension of his most recent public installation Songs for a Memorial, on view at the New York City AIDS Memorial in New York’s Greenwich Village from June 1 through September 6, 2022. By appropriating and combining the titles of two disco anthems tied inextricably to the period surrounding the onset and height of the AIDS epidemic, Evans weaves narratives of both individual and collective memory and history that examine complex relationships between loss, love, sadness, joy, and celebration—paradoxes that exist at the crux of his practice.

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  • Edition of 10 and 3 Artist Proofs


    This edition is hand fabricated by Lite Brite Neon in Kingston, NY and may require special handling and shipping. For domestic and international shipping, please reach out to Artspace to coordinate! The edition is made to order, and will take 4 - 6 weeks for fabrication.


    Local delivery in New York City also available




  • Ships in 4 to 6 weeks from New York.
  • This work is eligible for return within 30 days of receipt of delivery.
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