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Haute Culture: General Idea at the AGO

Today, I went to the media preview of Haute Culture, the retrospective of famed Canadian artist collective General Idea, which opens this Friday with a FREE party at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. AIDS (Gold) 1987, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas. Katharina Faerber Collection, Geneva Image: VoCA I had a few minutes to chat with AA Bronson,
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AA Bronson: The Order of Canada

Artist and friend-of-VoCA AA Bronson with Governor General Michaelle Jean. Congratulations, AA.  Very well deserved. For more on AA Bronson, please click HERE

Art and Shopping: Gagosian, Hirst, Art Metropole

Superstar art dealer Larry Gagosian is certainly tapped into the zeitgeist, with his high-profile stable of artists, mini-empire (New York, Beverly Hills, London, Rome, Hong Kong, Athens) and recently, with his new shop that sells multiples by big-name artists in New York. The shop is new for a dealer, but not so new for the art world. It began with
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Immitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery: General Idea and Item Idem

For the Colour Bar Lounge’s debut at the 1979 Basel Art Fair, the Italian dealer Lucio Amelio published six lounge decor images, including the famous Nazi Milk (1979) Image: Item Idem. Image: Friend of VoCA and Tokyo-based artist/provocateur Item Idem, in collaboration with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, has dedicated this ‘homage’ to General Idea’s Nazi Milk work. It’s in
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Toronto: General Idea Returns!

The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto September 15 – 6 December, 2009 This fall, in Toronto, General Idea comes back from the dead: In an attempt to resurrect Toronto’s oft-forgotten cultural history, the Art Gallery of York University is going to reconstruct The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion, a work by Canadian art
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Art Books: A Collector’s Bookshelf Part Two

Collector of art and art books (and friend of VoCA) Bill Clarke continues his tour of his bookshelves: A Young Man of Extraordinary Personal Beauty by Gareth Jones/Oscar Wilde; 2007 4. A YOUNG MAN OF EXTRAORDINARY PERSONAL BEAUTY by Gareth Jones; 2007. Published by Four Corners Press, London. This book is the first in a series of classic British novels
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Ritchie’s/Sotheby’s Auction Preview: Important Canadian Art

We attended the auction preview last night at Ritchie’s, in association with Sotheby’s, as guests of Sotheby’s Real Estate. The auction preview rooms – the sale will take place on Monday at 10:30 am – were filled cheek by jowl with major Canadian names including several works by Jean-Paul Riopelle, many by the Group of Seven including a tiny, perfectly
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VoCA loves…A.A. Bronson & General Idea

VoCA recommends General Idea: Art, AIDS and the fin de siecle, a fantastic new film by Annette Mangaard, screening at Toronto’s Hotdocs festival on April 20 and 26, 2008. General Idea. Image: It’s a wonderful look at the history of the Canadian artist collective General Idea. Group members Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and A.A. Bronson were active from 1969
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