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Raphael'L, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on August 22, 2014 at 1:40am 0 Comments

Thank you so much for the mail, including the add/pass X2.

Sheri Rice

Posted by JessiebyDesign on August 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

I adored the sewn elements of this card! The sewn in trinkets were a very nice touch!

I am way behind and…

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Erni Bar: A song never sung is like ...

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

... Mail Art never made.…

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ARTHOTÈQUE PUSSY GALORE ...

Posted by Erni Bär on August 21, 2014 at 3:22pm 6 Comments

... or was it "pousse cailloux"? The latter most probably but what does it matter? Look at what was in my letterbox today:…

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August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) ...and the Artist In Seine sends this :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2014 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

Well, let's see if some ORANGE Lovers in my mail box became "framed" here?

It is another super fun card from In…

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August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) ...even for the Haptic Werewolf in Hamburg?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2014 at 2:43pm 8 Comments

Well, this fun collage card from Hamburg does have a bit of ORANGE,

and it was in my mail box along with the other…

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August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) like Anu Chathampally, oh yes!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2014 at 2:35pm 0 Comments

And another ORANGE Lovers mail art card arrived, this time from Anu.

It has these fun characters...all in…

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August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) like Snooky, and Angie

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2014 at 2:27pm 1 Comment

The color ORANGE Lovers group is doing a mail art exchange and this arrived from Angie,

and Snooky :-) That is a…

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"Monty Cantsin" Vandalizes Jeff Koons Show at the Whitney Museum in New York City

Posted by De Villo Sloan on August 21, 2014 at 2:30am 8 Comments

I came across this interesting article about a very recent "performance" at the Jeff Koons show at the Whitney Museum. The vandal splashed red paint (story update now speculates blood) on the walls, and no artwork was damaged. You can see in the article "Monty Cantsin" was written in red paint, and the man identified sure looks a lot like Canadian performance artist Istvan Kantor. Kantor and David Zack, along with Blaster Al and other luminaries, founded Neoism, which swept through the…

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The beautiful world of Vispo boekies from John M. Bennett

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2014 at 5:06pm 3 Comments

Recently arrived in Greece, these four "boekies"/ pamphlets from John Bennett.

They came in a recognizable envelope,…

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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........

 

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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) ...even for the Haptic Werewolf in Hamburg?
""Frischrich" had been cut from two German words, namely "Frischer Aufstrich" which simply means FRESH SPREAD."
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Xydexx Squeakypony posted a status
"Life's been crazy lately, but I'll be sending out a fresh batch of mailart soon. Soon!"
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Xydexx Squeakypony left a comment for Mim Golub Scalin
"Thanks for the postcard!"
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Xydexx Squeakypony posted a photo

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Postcard from Amy Irwin!
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "Monty Cantsin" Vandalizes Jeff Koons Show at the Whitney Museum in New York City
"I'm with you, Susan. I can see Gina's point that Kantor's action does have elements of a PETA protest. It's funny that with all his revolutionary fervor, George Maciunas turned so much of the Fluxus effort to overturning the…"
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Amy Irwen commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Thank you Mim!"
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Nice, Amy."
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Tiffany Bahan left a comment for jon foster
"Pay day= postage day.  :) "
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jon foster left a comment for Tiffany Bahan
"Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm glad you liked the card I sent. I made those addresses out so long ago that I forgot who I was planning on sending to. It's not a lot of fun waiting for a payday in order to buy stamps."
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Borderline Grafix commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"CZ Lovecraft "
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Susan McAllister commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "Monty Cantsin" Vandalizes Jeff Koons Show at the Whitney Museum in New York City
"Personally, I think vandalizing a Jeff Koons show is a very sane thing for an artist to do."
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Borderline Grafix commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"Origin - Keith S Chambers "
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Borderline Grafix commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"From Raphael"L "
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Borderline Grafix posted a blog post

Raphael'L, your post has landed

Thank you so much for the mail, including the add/pass X2.See More
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stripygoose posted a photo
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De Villo Sloan left a comment for The Blessed Father
"BF - still a mystery. It's going to break all my previous records. I had one Naughty List Bitches blog (DK, KDJ, Vizma, FFA) that went close to 2500. It was an altered postcard from KDJ for a lesbian-friendly motel, no rudeness or nudity…"
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Jan Hodgman left a comment for Angie & Snooky
"Hi Angie got your orange card up for orange lovers to admire. thanks again."
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Pamela Gerard left a comment for The Blessed Father
"Sounds perfect! Can't wait. "
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The Blessed Father left a comment for Pamela Gerard
"I will email you tomorrow the total collection of stamps to pick from. My stamps are not rubber, they are polymer. I think it prints better than rubber. I will send the stamp with a padded backing. You will have to mount it on a wood block. Rick"
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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C on Monday. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci on Monday. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

Tags: Virtual, Ophen, Art, Gallery, 2014.

Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

 
 
 

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