GENERAL IDEA, shopping bag, 1990

GENERAL IDEA, shopping bag, 1990
27,8 x 40 x 10 cm
black glossy paper bag with offset adhesive-backed label
edition unknown
published by General Idea, Toronto, Canada
splendid condition
inv.Tassen 619-pr

This oblong shaped paper shopping bag was first presented at the ARCO Art Fair (1990) in Madrid at the Yen-Boutique of Galerie Montenay, Paris, France

General Idea was a collective of three Canadian artists Ronald Gabe (1945–1994), Slobodan Saia-Levy (1944–1994), and Michael Tims (b. 1946). They met in Toronto in 1969, and later took the names Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and AA Bronson. They started to name themselves as General Idea after they were addressed as such when they proposed an exhibition plan.

A copy is in the collection of Moma, New York, ref.
and a copy is in the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, ref.

History of prices:
eBay-twobittsstore, New Westminster, Britisch Colombia, Canada January 2024 US$ 599,99
UnoriginalSins, UK January 2024 GBP 600.- (poor condition)