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IS SIZE IMPORTANT IN CONTEMPORARY ART?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian C Dengler Sep 27, 2014. 17 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gü Jun 17, 2014. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists everwhere.For more…Continue

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22, 2014. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 31, 2015. 20 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not…Continue

 

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John M. Bennett commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"yess indeed, there is always an apple or a peach or a cricket juuuust out of reach.  but there are plenty of worms ti be found when one is on all fours."
11 hours ago
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"21.09.20 Dare Val M. H.,  ..."Absolutely the BEST postcards are to be found here." So sez John M. Bennett & he oughta know as he's been around a long time & has seen it all & certainly has done his share in producing…"
11 hours ago
John M. Bennett commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Absolutely the BEST postcards are to be found here.  Tey inspire me to take fotos like thus one.  And not only do I also have a bad back, but an itchy one.  Bad backs are the result of out less than perfect adaptation to upright, as…"
16 hours ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Kalimera and greetings to the BBC (Bad Back Club) 'got my steel brace on and sending off a few more postcards soon: These hotels were soooo boring, not sure if they exist anymore!"
22 hours ago
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THREE MORE FROM KATERINA -- THANKS AGAIN! -- AND ONE FROM THE BBC 1. Salisbury Mall, Salisbury, Maryland This Mall "..houses over 40 beautiful stores and service facilities'. It also has a magnificent parking lot, most of which was empty…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THREE MORE FROM KATERINA --THANKS! -- AND 1 FROM THE BBC"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Gracias, Sabela! see the blog: Cat Mail from Sabela in Spain"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Darryl Vance's blog post The deadline approaches
"Remind me (us?), please: the deadline for what? Thank you"
Sep 11
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Snails' Lives Matter

The 24 Snails that donated their shells to this assemblage were all, alas, dead.But their Lives do Matter to us nature lovers;
Sep 10
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Bonjour, Gang! Are there any Boring or Interesting Trump or Biden Election Postcards in circulation? Val"
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Sabela Baña commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"From Katerina Nikoltsou. Gracias Katerina for beautifull cat."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"From Sabrina Schmider in Germany:"
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BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.See More
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Mail-Artist since:
1952 (when I sent a "Thankyou for my Birthday Present' to my Grandma, and illustrated it with a little drawing). Since then my Mail Art history has been, well, interesting
My Website (without http://):
http://www.val-herman-art.eu
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Well, it's like this, Doc. I've got this thing about the Postlady....
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
billytulip1956@yahoo.com
1 Rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France

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PORTRAIT OF MARY -- an add-and-pass project inspired by Yoko Ono that needs a Mary to get it started

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 4:50am 6 Comments

Yoko Ono was a supporter, but declined to bcome a member, of the early Fluxus movement. She embraced various dAdA ideas.

Her seminal book Grapefruit (1962) contained many references to the use of the mail to advance conceptual art, including the 'Portrait of Mary' below.

There are 28 'Mary's' currently members of IUOMA (including variations on the name…

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FOR NO IDEA'S MINI MAIL ART GROUP

Posted on March 28, 2020 at 4:03pm 0 Comments

Hi!

Please look at the Arty Slide International Group which I started in 2012. It was as Mini as I could think of then. We held 2 good Slide Art exhibitions in France. I still have the Arty Slides (somewhere!) that IUOMA colleagues contributed. Bianca has died, alas. I have gained a Stidio and moved to bigger bits of art.

Here is the text that started it all:…

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOUR NATIONAL MAIL SYSTEM?

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 5:03pm 28 Comments

I wonder what is happening to your national mail system?

In my small village in the South of France, there is sporadic delivery of mail. The local Post Office is closed, and people are directed to one about 10 miles away -- but there is a 'lockdown' on almost all travel, and it's far from clear that a trip to this Post Office to send off some Mail Art would be accepted by the authorities (and, if not, would result in a €135/$150 fine).

The only shop that sells stamps in the…

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Neil Innes, RIP. Doo-Dah and Dada

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 6:35pm 1 Comment

Neil Innes died just before Christmas.

He wrote the music and many of the lyrics for the Monty Python TV series and films.

He also played in a number of groups, one of which -- a group of art school students -- was the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (which I remember seeing in a three-quarters empty Civi Theatre in Darlington, England, in the 1960's).

The Band was originally called the Bonzo Dog Dada Band, but no one got the reference to Dada, so it was renamed the Bonzo Dog…

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At 7:27am on August 6, 2020, Richard Canard said…

06.08.20 Dare Val M. H., ...but of course, Richard's ego is as sensitive as they come ----but still, who am I to stand in the way of Valentine Mark Herman???  (  I enjoy your commentary, insight and  your art.). SinCelery, Richard C.

At 6:06am on July 31, 2020, Olena Spicer said…

Wow, Val, sounds like you are really set on testing my linguistic abilities! Cannot wait to get the card. I can only hope I will accomplish the task. I will go find my old linguistics textbooks just in case :):):) Sounds like fun.

At 3:04am on May 24, 2020, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Valentine,

Samantha was an IUOMA member who died April, 20th. Read her profile story

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/SamanthaPrice?xg_source=profiles_memberList

A number of members corresponded with her. Her personal story and mail art creativity are inspiring.

At 2:56am on May 22, 2020, Jenn Miltenberger said…

To answer your question, I friend those who I plan to send mail to ;)

At 9:21am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 9:19am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

To my dear VALENTINE:

At 11:18pm on December 6, 2019, Jennifer Wallace said…

What's also odd about the Amsterdam church postcard is that I bought it when I was visiting!

At 9:55pm on October 15, 2019, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 6:40pm on January 14, 2019, Suus in Mokum said…

Nearly 3000 photo's. Are you still active in Sigean cultural live?

At 4:49pm on December 3, 2018, Cody Whitby said…

hi VMH, i saw your vinyl art group which i am interested in. it only seemed right (to me) to add you also as a friend. will have the $5000 fee in the mail shortly 

 
 
 

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