October 11—November 16, 2013

P is for Poodle General Idea

Mondo Cane Kama Sutra (Distressed) #10, 1983/88 Mondo Cane Kama Sutra (Distressed) #15, 1983/88 Mondo Cane Kama Sutra (Distressed) #13, 1988 From left to right All works: Acrylic on canvas Three geometric figures of fluorescent coloured poodles are shown in a ménage à trois. Having been machine-washed by the artists, the canvas acquired the worn look. The title of this series was partially inspired by the 1962 film ”Mondo Cane" (A Dog's World). Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Press Release

Esther Schipper is pleased to present the fourth solo exhibition of General Idea. Mai 36 Gallery in Zurich is simultaneously showing works from the same series (September 13th – October 27th). Do you have 'Poodle attitude'? The question lingers when considering the oeuvre of General Idea, for the poodle is everywhere. Poodle attitude was essential to the Canadian trio, who were never stingy with their ascerbic commentary. Their poodle perfectly symbolizes the quest as much...
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