Fine Prints & Photography

April 06 - 11, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 32
GENERAL IDEA (1968-1994)
  • GENERAL IDEA (1968-1994)
  • GENERAL IDEA (1968-1994)
  • GENERAL IDEA (1968-1994)
  • GENERAL IDEA (1968-1994)
  • GENERAL IDEA (1968-1994)
  • GENERAL IDEA (1968-1994)

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GENERAL IDEA (1968-1994), Canadian

TSX “PAVILION FRAGMENTS” STUDIES (TWO WORKS): URSA MAJOR AND TAURUS: PAVILLION FRAGMENTS FROM THE STARRY VAULT, 1983:
THE FIRST:
EAST WALL OF THE MAIN FLOOR ENTRANCE: URSA MAJOR DESCENDING THE STAIRCASE / WEST WALL OF MAIN FLOOR ENTRANCE: TAURUS MOUNTING THE ESCALATOR;
THE SECOND: NORTH WALL OF THE THIRD FLOOR STAIR WELL: URSA MAJOR + TAURUS (FIRST VERSION / SECOND VERSION)

Two mixed-media pencil drawings with colour and with reliefs in gold foil; each titled in pencil, each signed “General Idea” and each dated with the month and year of execution, January 1983 in pencil
Each sheet 22.75 x 31.5 in — 57.8 x 80 cm

Estimate $600-$800

Realised: $2,700
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

General Idea formed in 1967. In the early 1980's this group of three artists were commissioned by the Toronto Stock Exchange to install a mural. Two of the members, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal died of AIDS in 1994. AA Bronson, one of the three artists, continues to practice as an artist today and oversees the representation and exhibition of General Idea’s work internationally.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto