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past mail art from Jon Foster USA

Posted by Tomoe N on March 2, 2015 at 7:37am 0 Comments

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mail art JF Chapelle 2012

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mail art JF Chapelle 2012

One of my mail contents to Moan Lisa...

Posted by Tomoe N on March 2, 2015 at 6:39am 0 Comments

Other side is a print of Marilyn on Banana for his Fake Andy…

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My mail to Kris Naylor

Posted by Tomoe N on March 2, 2015 at 6:37am 0 Comments

The Tucker Project Rolls On

Posted by jon foster on March 2, 2015 at 2:18am 0 Comments

Hey good people, us at Tucker Fan Club want to update you all about the wonderful goings on at the Fan Club. Basically…

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I Found a Bunny Shirt in Large

Posted by jon foster on March 2, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Hello good people. Some time back I had a friend of mine make a bunch of bunny shirts. I just realized that I had one shirt hidden. The shirt is a LARGE. If…

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Eggsellent

Posted by FinnBadger on March 2, 2015 at 1:30am 0 Comments

More French mail art! For some reason I get more mail from French artists than from any other country.

Great egg-carrying case on the back. How retro!

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Lisa Ridolfi--My Bad!! I was just making an attempt to clean off my unbelievably cluttered work table, when digging down into the layers I found a card, all stamped and ready to go, that I was sure I…

Posted by kathryn corbett on March 1, 2015 at 6:28pm 0 Comments

Lisa Ridolfi--My Bad!! I was just making an attempt to clean off my unbelievably cluttered work table, when digging down into the layers I found a card, all stamped and ready to go, that I was sure I had mailed to you weeks ago!  Apologies, and it's off tomorrow.  Kathryn Corbett

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Harry Carry

Posted by Lucky Pierre on March 1, 2015 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

I just learned that an old friend, cartoonist and retired letter carrier Harry Waldman has published a book about his years with the USPS.

http://postalmag.com/blog/harry-carry-true-storys-of-the-post-office/

Can't wait to get my own copy.

February 2015

Posted by Jane Noakes on March 1, 2015 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

The second in a series of charcoal drawings of the River Kennet has now been completed. I have included the shape of a fisherman in the foreground to develop the narrative element of the composition; it’s dark mass contrasting with the lighter areas of the canvas, representing the…

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Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

Today online on Ning there are almost 4000 members....

 

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'Fluxus Buck' is an artistic project from Julie Jefferies aka. ex posto facto (U.S.A.) which she started in 1994. A 'Fluxus Buck' is an artists' banknote which she distributed into the Mail-Art network. Others created Fluxus Bucks as well
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Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Neil Gordon Feb 23. 16 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by dystatic Feb 21. 397 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

Mail Art Project / CARD MUSEO DIOTTI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Feb 19. 0 Replies

INVITO MAIL ART- CARDMuseo Diotti di  Casalmaggiore (CR)…Continue

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Le Petit Prince - Mail Art - The Little Prince

Started by Yana Yaroshevskaya in Mail-Art Projects Feb 18. 0 Replies

2015, announced as a year of literature in Russia, will go under the…Continue

walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art Feb 18. 0 Replies

was curious whether any of you had caught this exhibition at the walker in minneapolis. it draws from their own collection of fluxus works and ephemera,…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Feb 18. 36 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

 
 
 

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