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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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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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Carmela Rizzuto commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"For boring postcards exhibition, #2-- Scroll right to view entire postcard."
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No Idea commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Boredom is in the eye of the beholder."
Jan 15
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"When is a Boring Postcard NOT a Boring Postcard? I gave a talk on Boring Postcards at the end of last year, and showed some of my 'prize' examples. Someone complained that one or two of them were not 'Boring' Postcards, but…"
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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
Jan 14
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Ruth and Jennifer -- Hello! Hi, I liked the Hadrian's Wall Postcards, and the comments. The Wall bought back memories. I was born and bred in the NE of England (Darlington), and had to study Latin for the first 2 years in Grammar/High…"
Jan 14
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Hi Jennifer! Here are the details of the Exhibition. Please send some Boring Postcards for it. Thanks. Thanks ** BORING POSTCARDS EXHIBITIONS WHAT? Boring Postcards are exactly what they say they are, namely Boring Postcards showing Boring…"
Jan 14
Jennifer Wallace commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Valentine - Did you not also say you're planning a boring-postcards-exhibition?"
Jan 14
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Close this down? No! Please, no! Are these Postcards Boring or not? Who knows? Boringness is in the eye of the beholder. I suspect that some of you did not look at the origins of this Group. (go to page 11 for the full story), and this is , in part,…"
Jan 14
Nancy Nosegay commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"I found a copy of Boring Postcards at the Goodwill Bins in Portland, OR, a few weeks ago. Luckily there were a couple BPCs tucked inside. This is one of them."
Jan 14
RUTH GILES commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"I was thinking the same, Jennifer. It's actually a nicely composed photo too."
Jan 13
Jennifer Wallace commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"This really makes you question what makes something boring, doesn't it? Ruth's postcard of a bit of Hadrian's Wall is the opposite for me because at one time I lived in that bit of England, loved that area, and all sorts of things…"
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RUTH GILES commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Elan Aqueduct, Hanging Rock, Austcliff, Stourton Junction "
Jan 12

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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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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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BORING POSTCARDS -- FROM ALAN BRIGNALL (for others see the Boring Postcards Group)

Posted on November 30, 2019 at 6:27pm 0 Comments

1. Heathland Caravan Park, Lowestoft, England -- a remarkably composed Boring Postcard, lots of fields, a bit of sea, but all you can see (if you are in a plane or a helicopter) of the caravans are some white dots

2. Staircase at Hotel de l'Avenir, Heyst-sur-Mer, France -- this hotel obviously had a future as it boast its electric lighting…

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BORING POSTCARDS -- FROM KATERINA (for others see the Boring Postcards Group)

Posted on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

1. Workers'Buildings In Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1965 -- there were lots of workers

2. From the Greek island of Skiathos -- 2 boats and one group of people in the middle of the beach (why are they in the middle of the beach?)…

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Could somebody please tell me what (if anything) this means?

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 7:42pm 5 Comments

This is from the introduction to the 'My Passport'  Mail Art call:

"Author’s note: “The present work is an exploration and development through analogue synthesizer of an imaginary whistle of compound sharpener and decomposed in the form of an oscillated…
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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 

At 1:42pm on November 24, 2018, Ficus strangulensis said…

Oh, woe is me! Sob! Sob! somehow I'll survive.

Didn't see that one coming and good one, VMH!

You do know that's Harpo, right?

Y'r [appreciative] ol' Bud, Fike

At 10:19pm on November 13, 2018, xx Jones said…

HI Val, nice to hear from you! I never did anything about the bus stop idea - so many other things got in the way. I was developing this idea for a mail art exhibition in Vienna, which would have been a great venue, 25 meters of shop windows, and there is bus stop too coincidentally. https://diewandzeitung.wordpress.com/ I had contacted them with a proposal. Unfortunately, just today I got their response and the news that they are going to discontinue the project Wandzeitung. So unless they change their mind ... maybe I will contact some other venues, but I had my heart set on this one as it is right on the street corner, so I have to see how I feel. I guess the bus stop in the village is still a possibility.  These books about sovjet bus stops sound interesting! You had a mail art exhibition in a phone boy, I remember!

At 1:58pm on November 13, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Mes collages sont disponibles sur:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/albums/collage-7

At 11:39pm on November 6, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Sorry.
I draw mail-art and I wanted to see your works.

At 9:20am on October 15, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

For my dear Valentine:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

At 2:21am on August 8, 2018, Ana Kawajiri said…

Hi Valentine, I just posted some pictures of a card you've sent me a long time ago, check it out:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/back-to-the-90-s-from-valentine-mark-herman

Thanks again! (:

 
 
 

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