GENERAL IDEA "URSA MAJOR & TAURUS" 1983

General Idea formed in 1967 in Toronto and over the next nearly 30 years made a remarkable contribution to post-modern art. 

Their body of work combines provocative or banal imagery with wit and irony, creating subversive cultural critiques on a wide range of topics from the role of the artist in society to the AIDS crisis. 

Two of the members, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal died of AIDS in 1994. Its surviving member, AA Bronson, continues to practice as an independent artist and oversees the representation and exhibition of General Idea’s work internationally.

In the early 1980's General Idea was commissioned by the Toronto Stock Exchange to install a work/mural. Shortly after the TSX published two prints; a lithograph poster and a limited edition print.

However most of the edition was destroyed/thrown away when they moved from the trading floor at the TD Centre to their offices. 

As a result this work has almost achieved mythological status amongst General Idea collectors. Caviar20 recently offered the lithograph poster and we kept fielding requests for the limited edition "blue one".

We are excited to be offering this very rare and wonderful General Idea work. 

One of the most elegant pieces General Idea created, this work represents an intersection between Toronto history, finance and conceptual art in Canada.

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“Ursa Major & Taurus: Pavilion Fragments from the Starry Vault” 1983. 

Relief print with 23 carat-gold letterpress hot-stamping, analine dyes on paper

Titled, signed, dated 1983 and numbered 14/100 by General Idea.

23"H  31"W (unframed)

Excellent condition

 

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