GENERAL IDEA 1969-1994

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  • 8001


    Architectonic

    1980
    Plexiglas, 1 glass test tube: 241 x 64 x 64 mm
    Edition of 50 (only 10 produced), unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    Conceived as a cocktail holder, one of the multiples sold at

    The Boutique from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

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    See 8002, 8003, 8008, 8010-8012.

    8002


    Cocktail Cards

    1980
    Set of 8, offset on folded paper, with envelopes, in glycine sleeve: each 180 x 130 mm
    Edition of 1000, some signed, unnumbered
    Self-published
    Greeting cards reproducing the colour illustrations from the book

    The Getting into the Spirits Cocktail Book from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

    and illustrating some of the multiples that are sold at

    The Boutique from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

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    The cards are individually titled:
    a. The Magic Palette from the Colour Bar Lounge b. Nazi Milk from the Colour Bar Lounge c. The Young Artist's Cocktail from the Colour Bar Lounge d. The Golden Shower from the Colour Bar Lounge e. Liquid Assets from the Colour Bar Lounge f. General Idea's Colour Bar Lounge g. General Idea's Magic Palette h. Test Tube Cocktails from the Colour Bar Lounge See 8001, 8003, 8008, 8010-8012.

    8003


    Double Palette

    1980
    Plexiglas, metal, 5 glass test tubes: 206 x 198 x 145 mm
    Edition of 50 (only 5 produced), unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    Conceived as a cocktail holder, one of the multiples sold at

    The Boutique from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

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    See 8001, 8002, 8008, 8010-8012.

    8004


    FILE Megazine

    (vol. 4, no. 3, summer 1980) 1980
    "Special Global Downtown Issue"
    Web offset periodical, 64 pp. plus cover, black-and-white reproductions and spot colour: 355 x 280 mm
    Edition of 3000
    Published by Art Official Inc., Toronto

    8005


    FILE Megazine

    (vol. 4, no. 4, fall 1980) 1980
    "Foreign Agents Issue"
    Web offset periodical; 64 pp. plus cover, black-and-white reproductions and spot colour: 355 x 280 mm
    Edition of 3000
    Published by Art Official Inc., Toronto
    Issue guest edited by Sylv¸re Lotringer.

    8006


    General Idea's Test Tube

    1980
    Offset lithograph on paper: 612 x 455 mm Edition of 96, signed (rubber-stamped) and numbered
    Published by Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
    Print is annotated "Test Tube, March 27, 1980," the date being the North American premiere of the videotape

    Test Tube

    (1979), at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto.
    See 8007.

    8007


    General Idea's Test Tube

    1980
    Offset on paper: 607 x 455 mm
    Edition size unknown, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
    Poster for the North American premiere of General Idea's videotape

    Test Tube

    (1979) at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, 27 March 1980.
    See 8006.

    8008


    The Getting into the Spirits Cocktail Book from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

    1980
    Offset publication, 64 pp. plus cover, colour
    reproductions: 145 x 110 mm
    Edition of 900, signed (and rubber-stamped) and numbered, black linen hard cover with gold hot-stamping; edition of 100, signed (rubber-stamped) and numbered, soft cover with a tipped-on original chromogenic print
    Self-published
    The edition with the soft cover is also included in

    Magic Palette

    , a multiple sold at

    The Boutique from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

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    See 8001-8003, 8010-8012.

    8009


    Liquid Assets

    1980
    Wood, aluminum, Plexiglas, 1 glass test tube: 279 x 177 x 76 mm
    Prototype for the edition Liquid Assets
    See 8010, 8101.

    8010


    Liquid Assets

    1980
    Plexiglas (some variations), 1 glass test tube: 330 x 180 x 130 mm
    Edition of 50 (only 10 produced), unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    Conceived as a cocktail holder, one of the multiples sold at

    The Boutique from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

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    See 8001-8003, 8008, 8009, 8011, 8012, 8101.

    8011


    Magic Palette

    1980
    Found object of anodized aluminum cups on chromed-metal palette, soft cover book with tipped-on chromogenic print, in plastic box with gold hot-stamping
    Box: 60 x 200 x 150 mm; object: 55 x 197 x 145 mm
    Edition of 48 plus A/Ps, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    Conceived as a cocktail holder, one of the multiples sold at

    The Boutique from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

    . Book is the soft cover version of

    The Getting into the Spirits Cocktail Book from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

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    See 8001-8003, 8008, 8010, 8012.

    8012


    Nazi Milk Glass

    1980
    Drinking glass with offset adhesive label in plastic box with gold hot-stamping
    Box: 153 x 100 (diam.) mm; glass: 150 x 92 (diam.) mm
    Unlimited edition (approximately 50 produced), unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    Conceived as a cocktail holder, one of the multiples sold at

    The Boutique from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

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    See 7903, 7904, 8001-8003, 8008, 8010, 8011.