GENERAL IDEA 1969-1994

EDITIONS & PUBLICATIONS 1967-1995

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  • 9101
    AIDS (Project for Seattle Arts Commission) 1991
    Screenprint on adhesive-backed vinyl: 610 x 2235 mm
    Edition of approximately 100, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle
    Produced for the trams of Seattle as part of the public art project In Public: Seattle 1991.
    See 9001.

    9102
    BLANŠ/BLANŠ/BLANŠ 1991
    Screenprint on wallpaper in cardboard tube with plastic caps, label (offset, embossing on paper)
    Tube: 736 x 50 (diam.) mm; roll: 690 x 40 (diam.) mm; unrolled: 4572 x 690 mm
    Edition of 35 plus A/Ps, signed and numbered
    Published by Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
    Produced as a fundraising edition for the Kölnischer Kunstverein. This is a white-on-white version of the AIDS Wallpaper.
    See 8910, 8919, 9406.

    9103
    Blue (Cobalt) PLAŠEBO 1991
    Gouache on computer print-out, chromogenic print in aluminum box, 2 labels (photocopy on colour adhesive-backed paper): 320 x 230 x 25 mm
    Edition of 3 plus 1 A/P, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    Contains a self-portrait of General Idea that was produced as an edition and titled Playing Doctor (1992) the next year. Blue (Cobalt) PLAŠEBO, Green (Permanent) PLAŠEBO and Red (Cadmium) PLAŠEBO reproduce all the arrangements of "pills" in the installations of the same names.
    See 9106, 9115, 9210.

    9104
    Cartouché 1991
    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, 8911, 8917, 9112.

    9105
    Gesundheit (Why Not Sneeze Lucio Fontana?) 1991
    2 found post cards, one cut, Kleenex-brand packaged tissue, in plastic box: 110 x 150 x 20 mm
    Unlimited edition (about 100 produced), signed (rubber-stamped), unnumbered
    Published by Buchholz + Schipper and Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
    The post cards reproduce Lucio Fontana's Raumkonzept Erwartungen (1960/61), collection of Ludwig Museum, Cologne. One of the cards is rubber-stamped with General Idea's name, title, date, and publishers.

    9106
    Green (Permanent) PLAŠEBO 1991
    Gouache on computer print-out, chromogenic print
    in aluminum box, 2 labels (photocopy on colour adhesive-backed paper): 320 x 230 x 25 mm
    Edition of 3 plus 1 A/P, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    Contains a self-portrait of General Idea that was produced as an edition and titled Playing Doctor (1992) the next year. Green (Permanent) PLAŠEBO, Blue (Cobalt) PLAŠEBO and Red (Cadmium) PLAŠEBO reproduce all the arrangements of "pills" in the installations of the same names.
    See 9103, 9115, 9210.

    9107
    Imagevirus (Amsterdam) 1991
    Chromogenic print: 760 x 504 mm
    Edition of 6 plus 1 A/P, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    Documents General Idea's AIDS project for the trams in Amsterdam. The various Imagevirus works are based on an Absolut Vodka advertising campaign.
    See 8915, 8916, 9001, 9108, 9109.

    9108
    Imagevirus (Hamburg) 1991
    Chromogenic print: 760 x 504 mm
    Edition of 6 plus 1 A/P, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    Documents General Idea's AIDS sculpture (1989) on a shopping street in Hamburg; the sculpture was intended to collect graffiti and other detritus as part of a public dialogue. The various Imagevirus works are based on an Absolut Vodka advertising campaign.
    See 8901, 8915, 8916, 9107, 9109.

    9109
    Imagevirus (New York Subway) 1991
    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 for the New York City subway system. The various Imagevirus works are based on an Absolut Vodka advertising campaign.
    See 8909, 8915, 8916, 9107, 9108.

    9110
    Jockey Short Shopping Bag 1991/98
    Altered Jockey-brand undershorts, machine-embroidered label, offset post card, title sheet (photocopy on paper), in zip-lock plastic bag
    Bag: 358 x 235 mm; undershorts: 770 x 400 mm (flat)
    Edition of 100 plus 20 A/Ps, signed and numbered (on machine-embroidered label)
    Published by Texte zur Kunst (edition # 31), Cologne (now Berlin)
    A Jockey company advertising post card is included. The title card is a photocopy of the project's original drawing made on a sheet of "Basilisk Hotel, Basel" letterhead. The signature and numbers on the embroidered labels have completely faded with time and were replaced with signatures on the title card.

    9111
    Maracaibo 1991
    Set of 10 chromogenic prints (Ektachrome), title sheet (high-contrast blueprint on paper), in portfolio box with gold hot-stamping
    Box: 535 x 646 x 30 mm; each 508 x 610 mm
    Edition of 10 plus 3 A/Ps and 2 P/Ps, signed and numbered
    Published by Elizabeth Koury, New York, and S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
    Reproduces found snapshots from Venezuela of men of various racial mixes each posed in front of a collage of "girlie" centrefolds and posters of left-wing heroes. The title sheet includes a text by General Idea. The chromogenic prints are individually titled:
    a. De espa–ol y de indio nace mestizo b. De espa–ol y de negro sale mulato c. De negro y indio sale lobo d. De mulato y mestizo sale cuarteron e. Mulato y indio engendran capamulato f. De espa–ol y mulato sale morisco g. De lobo y indio sale sambujo h. De cuarteron y mestizo nace coyote i. De morisco y espa–ol sale albino j. De coyote y morisco sale albarazado
    9112
    Passion Over Reason 1991
    Chenille and embroidery on crest-shaped felt: 240 x 205 mm
    Unlimited edition (less than 100 produced), unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    See 8807-8811, 8818, 8911, 8917, 9104.

    9113
    PLAŠEBO (Calendar for Interview magazine) 1991
    Offset on paper (project for Interview, March 1991, p. 148): 370 x 277 mm
    Edition size unknown, unsigned and unnumbered
    Published by Interview, New York
    Artists' calendar produced for Interview. Reproduces a collage of pharmaceutical pills superimposed on General Idea's version of a March 1991 calendar.

    9114
    PLAŠEBO Pin 1991/96
    Enamel on metal lapel pin: 15 x 40 x 15 mm
    First edition: edition of approximately 300 (with gold infill), unsigned and unnumbered; second edition: edition of 295 (with silver infill), unsigned and unnumbered
    Self-published
    The first edition was published in 1991 and the second edition in 1996.

    9115
    Red (Cadmium) PLAŠEBO 1991
    Gouache on computer print-out, chromogenic print in aluminum box, 2 labels (photocopy on colour adhesive-backed paper): 320 x 230 x 25 mm
    Edition of 3 plus 1 A/P, signed and numbered
    Self-published
    Contains a self-portrait of General Idea that was produced as an edition and titled Playing Doctor (1992) the next year. Red (Cadmium) PLAŠEBO, Blue (Cobalt) PLAŠEBO and Green (Permanent) PLAŠEBO reproduce all the arrangements of "pills" in the installations of the same names.
    See 9103, 9106, 9210.

    9116
    ´en Scarf 1991
    Screenprint on crpe-de-Chine scarf, title card (offset on paper), in black linen-covered card box with gold hot-stamping
    Box: 380 x 380 x 25 mm; scarf: 1400 x 1400 mm
    Edition of 48, signed and numbered
    Published by Massimo De Carlo Arte Contemporanea, Milan