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GENERAL IDEA  El Dorado Series  1992

GENERAL IDEA

El Dorado Series

1992

Nine elements of tinted hydrostone on extruded Styrofoam

29 7/8 by 24 1/8 in.  75.9 by 61.3 cm.  each panel (9 parts)

 

GENERAL IDEA  S/HE  1976

GENERAL IDEA

S/HE

1976

Ten gelatin silver prints with printed text, installed as two sets on facing walls

29 7/8 by 24 1/8 in.  75.9 by 61.3 cm.  each (unframed dimensions)

31 1/4 by 24 3/4 in.  79.4 by 62.9 cm.  each (framed dimensions)

Installation dimensions variable

GENERAL IDEA  S/HE  1976

GENERAL IDEA

S/HE

1976

Ten gelatin silver prints with printed text, installed as two sets on facing walls

29 7/8 by 24 1/8 in.  75.9 by 61.3 cm.  each (unframed dimensions)

31 1/4 by 24 3/4 in.  79.4 by 62.9 cm.  each (framed dimensions)

Installation dimensions variable

GENERAL IDEA  S/HE  1976

GENERAL IDEA

S/HE

1976

Ten gelatin silver prints with printed text, installed as two sets on facing walls

29 7/8 by 24 1/8 in.  75.9 by 61.3 cm.  each (unframed dimensions)

31 1/4 by 24 3/4 in.  79.4 by 62.9 cm.  each (framed dimensions)

Installation dimensions variable

GENERAL IDEA  Mondo Cane Kama Sutra (Distressed) #9  1983/88

GENERAL IDEA

Mondo Cane Kama Sutra (Distressed) #9

1983/88

Acrylic on canvas

43 3/8 by 37 by 3 1/8 in.  110 by 94 by 8 cm.

GENERAL IDEA  Fin de Siecle  1994

GENERAL IDEA

Fin de Siecle

1994

Lacquer on vinyl (digital print)

89 by 58 1/4 in.  226.1 by 148 cm.

GENERAL IDEA  Untitled (Poodle) [Drawing #260]  1990

GENERAL IDEA

Untitled (Poodle) [Drawing #260]

1990

Watercolor and colored pencil on sketchbook paper

14 by 10 7/16 in.  35.5 by 26.5 cm.

GENERAL IDEA  Untitled (Poodle) [Drawing #268]  1991

GENERAL IDEA

Untitled (Poodle) [Drawing #268]

1991

Colored pencil on sketchbook paper

14 by 10 7/16 in.  35.5 by 26.5 cm.

GENERAL IDEA  Untitled [Two Poodles with Atomizer]  1990

GENERAL IDEA

Untitled [Two Poodles with Atomizer]

1990

Colored pencil and watercolor on sketchbook paper

8 by 11 in.  20.2 by 27.8 cm.

GENERAL IDEA  Untitled (Pink Poodles with Arc de Triomphe)  1983

GENERAL IDEA

Untitled (Pink Poodles with Arc de Triomphe)

1983

Acrylic on canvas

54 3/8 by 55 1/8 in.  138.1 by 140 cm.

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Installation view of Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Frieze New York, New York, 2021

Press Release

STAND A08
May 5 – 9, 2021
The Shed | 545 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001
Between 10th and 11th Avenues

FAIR HOURS:
Wednesday, May 5: 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday, May 6: 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, May 7: 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, May 8: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May 9: 11 am – 5 pm

For Frieze New York, Esther Schipper and Mitchell-Innes & Nash are pleased to announce a joint presentation of works by General Idea.

Formed in 1969 by AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal, General Idea created a pioneering and singular body of work that addressed the intersection of art and commerce, the role of the artist and the museum, body politics and the AIDS crisis.

Anchoring this solo booth will be El Dorado Series, a suite of nine abstract paintings made of tinted hydrostone on extruded Styrofoam. While the title references the mythical city of gold that lured 16th-century Spanish conquistadors into the then-uncharted territories of South America, the nine tones of the colored hydrostone are pointillist interpretations of 18th-century Spanish “caste” paintings in the collection of Museo Nacional de Antropología, Madrid.

Also on view will be S/HE -- a playful multi-panel photo work mimicking the format of fashion spreads to explore the guises of masculine and feminine identities -- as well as a selection of paintings and works on paper featuring the artist group’s oft-recurring poodle motif, which General Idea used to probe issues ranging from sexual stereotypes to the commodification of contemporary art.