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Creator Name: Tims, Michael
Creator Nationality: North American; Canadian
Biography: Canadian, born 1946
Creator Birth Place: Canada: British Columbia, Vancouver
Creator Name-CRT: Michael Tims
Title: Felix, June 5, 1994
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1994
Creation End Date: 1994
Creation Date: 5 June 1994, printed 1999
Object Type: Photographs
Classification Term: Photograph
Materials and Techniques: lacquer on vinyl
Dimensions: 213.1 x 426.5 x 4 cm
AMICA Contributor: National Gallery of Canada
Owner Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
ID Number: 40633
Credit Line: Purchased 2001
Subject Description: In AA Bronson's words: 'He [Felix] is arranged to receive visitors, and his favorite objects are gathered about him; his television remote control, his tape-recorder, and his cigarettes. Felix suffered from extreme wasting, and at the time of his death his eyes could not be closed: there was not enough flesh left on the bone.' This powerful portrait symbolizes the passing of General Idea as an entity. The artist states: 'Dear Felix, by the act of exhibiting this image in this exhibition I declare that we are no longer of one mind, one body. I return you to General Idea's world of mass media, there to function without me.'
AMICA ID: NGC_.40633
Measurement Unit: cm
Measurement Dimension: width
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
? National Gallery of Canada
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