Nine Lives, 1992
Shipflag, silkscreen print on flag material in costum-made box
100 x 150 cm
60 signed and numbered
Edition of 500
Published by H. M. Klosterfelde Edition
Initially produced for General Idea’s solo exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg in 1990, the colors depicted in Nine Lives are directly linked to the crest of the city of Hamburg. Each skull on the flag refers to one member of General Idea. As cats have nine lives, so the myth says, each member of the group gets three lives, summing it up to nine.