GENERAL IDEA 1969-1994

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  • 8901
    AIDS 1989
    Welded metal: 305 x 305 x 152 mm
    Prototype for an edition never completed
    Based on the LOVE edition in polished aluminum by Robert Indiana. Production costs brought the project to a halt.

    8902
    AIDS 1989/90
    Offset on adhesive-backed paper: 160 x 160 mm
    Edition size unknown, some signed and dated (1990), unnumbered
    Published by Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher AIDS-STIFTUNGEN, Germany
    General Idea designed the AIDS logo for the German AIDS Foundation using the black-red-yellow colours of the German flag. It was used for posters, pamphlets, lottery tickets, and advertising stickers.
    See 8903-8908, 9002.

    8903
    AIDS 1989
    Offset on adhesive-backed paper: 80 x 80 mm
    Edition size unknown, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher AIDS-STIFTUNGEN, Germany
    See 8902, 8904-8908, 9002.

    8904
    AIDS 1989
    Offset on paper: 840 x 590 mm
    Edition size unknown, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher AIDS-STIFTUNGEN, Germany
    Poster for the German AIDS Foundation.
    See 8902, 8903, 8905-8908, 9002.

    8905
    AIDS ("Art Against AIDS") 1989/90
    Offset on paper: 840 x 590 mm
    Edition size unknown, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher AIDS-STIFTUNGEN, Germany
    Poster, with advertising text, for the fundraising project Art Against AIDS 1990 Bundesweite Aktion in Über 100 Galerien, Cologne, 1 November - 1 December 1990.
    See 8902-8904, 8906-8908, 9002.

    8906
    AIDS (Art Against AIDS 1990) 1989/90
    Offset on adhesive-backed paper: 85 x 60 mm
    Edition size unknown, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher AIDS-STIFTUNGEN, Germany
    Advertising sticker for the fundraising project Art Against AIDS 1990 Bundesweite Aktion in Über 100 Galerien, Cologne, 1 November - 1 December 1990.
    See 8902-8905, 8907, 8908, 9002.

    8907
    AIDS "Gewinnen und helfen" 1989
    Offset on paper: 592 x 420 mm
    Edition size unknown, some signed, unnumbered
    Published by Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher AIDS-STIFTUNGEN, Germany
    General Idea designed the AIDS logo for the German AIDS Foundation using the black-red-yellow colours of the German flag. This poster, for the "Gewinnen und helfen" fundraising lottery campaign, was the first of a series of posters, pamphlets, lottery tickets, and advertising stickers.
    See 8902-8906, 8908, 9002.

    8908
    AIDS (Lottery Ticket) 1989
    3 parts, offset on paper: each 106 x 162 mm
    Edition size unknown, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher AIDS-STIFTUNGEN, Germany
    Lottery ticket for the "Gewinnen und helfen" fundraising campaign. General Idea's AIDS logo is used on all three sheets.
    See 8902-8907, 9002.

    8909
    AIDS (A Project of the Public Art Fund Inc.) 1989
    Offset on card: 560 x 533 mm
    Edition of 4900, of which 200 are signed and numbered
    Published by Public Art Fund Inc., New York
    Poster edition, installed in every second car in the New York City subway system.
    See 8702, 8703, 8802, 9109.

    8910
    AIDS Wallpaper 1989
    Screenprint on wallpaper; roll: 686 x 46 (diam.) mm; unrolled: 4570 x 686 mm
    Unlimited edition, unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    Produced for various gallery installations, as an unlimited edition, and reproducing General Idea's classic red-green-blue AIDS logo. Installation view, Stampa Galerie at Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, 1989.
    See 8919, 9102, 9406.

    8911
    Eye of the Beholder 1989
    Chenille, embroidery on crest-shaped felt: 240 x 210 mm
    Unlimited edition (less than 100 produced), unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    See 8807-8811, 8818, 8917, 9003, 9104, 9112.

    8913
    General Idea: Hamburg Projekt 1989 1989
    Offset on paper, 12 pp., black-and-white reproductions: 327 x 240 mm
    Edition size unknown, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Hamburg
    Included in a boxed set of artists' projects published to accompany Hamburg Projekt 1989, an exhibition of temporary site-specific public artworks around the city of Hamburg, 1989.

    8914
    General Idea: The AIDS Project 1989
    Offset on paper, 12 pp., colour reproductions (insert in C, no. 22, June 1989, unnumbered insert between pp. 40-41): 275 x 205 mm
    Edition size unknown, of which 100 were kept as off-prints, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by C and Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, Toronto
    Project produced as a special 7-colour insert in C magazine. Also included in the catalogue General Idea: The AIDS Project (Toronto: Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1989), with an essay by Allan Schwartzman.

    8915
    Imagevirus (Posters) 1989
    Chromogenic print: 760 x 504 mm
    Edition of 6 plus 1 A/P, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    Documents General Idea's AIDS poster project on the streets of New York in 1987. The various Imagevirus works are based on an Absolut Vodka advertising campaign.
    See 8703, 8916, 9107-9109.

    8916
    Imagevirus (Times Square) 1989
    Chromogenic print: 760 x 504 mm
    Edition of 6 plus 1 A/P, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    Documents General Idea's AIDS animation for the Spectacolor Board in Times Square, New York. The various Imagevirus works are based on an Absolut Vodka advertising campaign.
    See 8915, 9107-9109.

    8917
    Lucre 1989
    Chenille on crest-shaped felt: 240 x 210 mm
    Unlimited edition (less than 100 produced), unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    See 8807-8811, 8818, 8911, 9003, 9104, 9112.

    8918
    Nightschool 1989
    Chromogenic print (Ektachrome): 955 x 767 mm
    Edition of 12 plus 1 A/P, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    See 9005.

    8919
    Test Pattern Wallpaper 1989
    Screenprint on wallpaper, in plastic box with gold hot-stamping
    Box: 770 x 55 x 50 mm; roll: 760 x 46 (diam.) mm; unrolled: 4572 x 760 mm
    Edition of 101 plus 16 A/Ps, signed and numbered
    Published by Galerie Dšrrie * Priess, Hamburg
    See 8812-8817, 8910, 9102, 9406.

    8920
    Untitled 1989
    Wood, paint: 300 x 200 x 40 mm
    Prototype for an edition never completed

    8921
    Žen Cocktail Holder 1989
    Steel, brass, 1 glass test tube: 250 x 150 x 25 mm
    Prototype for an edition never completed
    Produced for the Žen Boutique (1989) but the edition was never completed due to production costs.