Felix Partz (Ronald Gabe) (Canadian, 1945–1994) was a conceptual artist and founding member of General Idea (1969–1994) along with AA Bronson, born Michael Tims (Canadian, b. 1946), and Jorge Zontal, born Slobodan Saia-Levy (Italian, 1944–1994). Partz studied fine art at the University of Manitoba School of Art in his birth place Winnipeg where he was commissioned to make the still-extant outdoor sculpture Sunbeams (Marching Over The Hill) in 1966. During his time in Winnipeg, Partz photocopied works by canonical modern artists (such as Andy Warhol and Joseph Stella) in a series of conceptual “readymades” that pre-figured his work in General Idea entitled Some Art That I Like. Partz moved to Toronto where he co-founded General Idea and later the non-profit space Art Metropole in 1973. General Idea’s practice largely involved unconventional media of mail art, performance art and installation using ideas of appropriation, satire and conceptualism, often taking on political issues, most notably challenging dominant ideas of capitalist heteronormativity. Through the focus on their activities as a collective, General Idea sought to remove the individualistic notions of artist-as-genius and further queer the art space through their integration of domestic life and popular culture with artistic practice. The collective’s activities stopped in 1994 when both Partz and Zontal passed away due to complications from AIDS.