GENERAL IDEA, General Idea Magi© Bullet, 1992 [signed balloon]

GENERAL IDEA, General Idea Magi© Bullet, 1992
65 × 25 × 25 cm
aluminum foil
signed, numbered
edition 100
published by General Idea, Toronto, Canada
pristine as published, unfolded
mint, extremely rare in this condition
€ 420,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.JK 000-pr

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.

This item is extremely well preserved without line folds as is usually the case, due to flat storage in cardboard box and the fact that it was directly purchased from the publisher. See website of MoMA Collection in New York, USA. Felt pen signature is in splendid condition.

History of prices:
Zwiggelaar Auctions, Amsterdam 23 June 2023 € 260,- (hammer price)
Grisebach, Berlin, Germany 26 February 2021 € 550,- (hammer price)
Grisebach, Berlin, Germany 14 March 2021 € 687,- (hammer price)
Waddington’s, Canada 17 March 2016 € 155,- (hammer price)
Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada June 1993 SFr 150,-