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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6.00 x 39.50 x 1.75 in

15.2 x 100.3 x 4.4 cm

Edition of 10


    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 made to orderhand and fabricated by Lite Brite Neon in Kingston, NY. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for fabrication. Shipping price at check out is inclusive of special handling and packing to ensure safe delivery of the piece.


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