GENERAL IDEA "AIDS STAMPS" 1988, SIGNED
General Idea formed in 1969 in Toronto and over the next 30 some years, the trio made a remarkable and inimitable contribution to post-modern art.
With their subversive approach and interest in parody and appropriation, General Idea addressed a broad range of social (and art-world) issues including consumerism, media consumption, the cult of the artist and AIDS.
Despite the irony and playful Queer subversiveness that characterizes most of their work, their creations addressing AIDS are both the most iconic and tragic works as two of the members of GI, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal died of AIDS in 1994.
General Idea appropriated Robert Indiana's "LOVE" in 1987.
While the hijacked image appeared in a variety of guises, including painting, prints and public art, these stamps are rich in meaning, as they best exemplify General Idea's concept of "Image Virus".
While the stamps appeared as an insert in Parkett magazine, collectors are most interested in the signed and numbered edition of 200.
These stamps are documented in the "General Idea: Editions 1969-1994" catalog number 8804/05.
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Offset print, self-published by General Idea.
Signed and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 200
10"H 8"W (sheet)
Very good condition.
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