Marie Wintzer's Blog (353)

The MinXus-Lynxus First International Exhibition of Holes is now open! - Get your free ticket and admire masterpieces by your favourite mail-artists [all-star line up guaranteed]

Talking about masterpieces, I forgot to mention the fantastic poster of the Exhibition, crafted by Dark wall.

Many people have already sent their contribution to the show. Posted below you will find a sneak peek into the growing and outstanding collection, something for you to nibble on.

Dean Marks (France):…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on November 22, 2012 at 11:30am — 19 Comments

Rare Dean Marks piece at French flea market - SOLD!! (well, almost...)

Dean has sent me some mail-art while I was in France. Since there was a flea market coming up that weekend I though it was a perfect opportunity to get some good cash. I was sure of the success of this project, as the piece contained some rare british mail-art omens, as well as a unique "Manoir aux Visons en Alsace" address.…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on July 17, 2012 at 1:01am — 50 Comments

Aspirin to Marie Antoinette - from Lisa Iversen @ Skybridge Studios

No return address on the card but I am pretty sure this is Lisa's beautiful calligraphy. I hope I am right! If I am not, well, it is still a fantastic handwriting, painted on a thick book cover. Another "give it away" is the line about Marie Antoinette (about as much help as aspirin would have been to Marie Antoinette). I might be wrong here again but it looks…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 18, 2012 at 12:40am — 6 Comments

Sewn organic boekie from Alicia Starr

A beautiful and delicate boekie from Alicia. I am not sure what kind of paper she has used, is it a kind of rice paper? It would fit the organic theme very well. Tea at the farm on a late spring evening, surrounded by chicken, or as Vizma would say, chooks :-)) I like chooks better. Alicia also included Japanese text, a piece of sewing pattern, and to wrap up…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 18, 2012 at 12:39am — 10 Comments

Great boekie from Vizma Bruns

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 15, 2012 at 11:03am — 16 Comments

Fantastic Lino Prints from Val

Plus one arty slide :-)) They look great Val, thank you for sending!!…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 15, 2012 at 10:58am — 15 Comments

"The Glory of MinXus" - 1st MinXus Refrigerator Exhibition - Wakoshi, May 11th 2012

Le Manoir aux Visons is very happy to answer Dark wall's call for the first MinXus-LynXus performance score. The exhibition took place here in Wakoshi at the Manoir, May 11th 2012, 7.15pm-7.30pm local time and was a flying success.…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 12, 2012 at 2:19am — 52 Comments

DKULT is the Blue SHIT and MinXus has a new flag! - from Katerina Nikoltsou

Katerina's unsoakable blue DKULT card has arrived! Looking great. And the back of the card is very interesting as well. The new breath-taking Café de la Paix, New York with a french accent :-)) You can be sure I googled it. I don't think it still exists, I only found one match, called Sidewalk Cafe de la Paix, but it seems to be…
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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 12, 2012 at 1:58am — 7 Comments

Four Goodies from Dean Marks

Dean has sent me so many great pieces and I am so behind with blogging... I wanted to be the first one to crack the code, but I think several people have done so before me. Corked SOS, of course :-))…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 12, 2012 at 1:54am — 4 Comments

Beautiful Boekie from Karen Champlin

A great little book from Karen Champlin, thank you very much!!…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 12, 2012 at 1:44am — 8 Comments

A Book About Books - from Cheryl Penn

I don't really know how to start this blog, because no blog can say enough to do justice to this work. Cheryl's Book about Books is an absolute beauty. It won't reveal all its secrets at first glance. You will have to dig in and explore to find out more about it.…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 10, 2012 at 2:30am — 24 Comments

Vispo book chapter cow excerpt (ruined, she says) - from KDJ

KDJ ruined it for me. And I'm so glad she did. Actually, she says ruined but it doesn't look a thing like ruined, IMHO.  She very kindly sent me the page of her Vispo chapter I commented on, my favorite one. The one with the cows. I think her take on Magritte for the Vispo collaborative book was a winner, and I like this one in particular.…
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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 7, 2012 at 11:39pm — 5 Comments

Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl - etegami card from Dokankodebbie

Fantastic etegami from Dosankodebbie. You cannot see it from the photo but the gel pen colors are nicely glittery. And the Japanese twist: the outline of the onions was painted with powdered matcha tea! Thank you so much Debbie, thanks to you my etegami collection is growing and looking absolutely gorgeous!…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 7, 2012 at 11:38pm — 5 Comments

Le Lotus Minks - from De Villo Sloan

I am proud to present the first book entirely manufactured and produced by MinXus-Lynxus-USA, and in fact De Villo's first artist book.
Le Lotus Minx is Vispo work, one of the very few pieces by De Villo not using his characteristic asemic stamp technique. It bears Dark wall's Minxus authenticity stamp…
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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 5, 2012 at 2:54am — 9 Comments

Trashbook and more from Diane Keys

Fresh dispatch from the Queen of Trash(po)! A fantastic trashbook. Don't you love this cover? It's my favorite part of the book. Along with the binding.…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 5, 2012 at 2:32am — 11 Comments

Fantastic mail from Torma Cauli and Janine Weiss-Vuille

Two new arrivals at the Manoir aux Visons with these envelopes from Torma and Janine. Gorgeous envelope from Torma, and his newspaper collages are always a hit. Janine's mail as well will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day and…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on May 5, 2012 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Beautiful painted envelope and card from Frieder Speck

I think this envelope got returned to Frieder, because it was included in another envelope and they both had cancellation marks. It's a beauty. And I love the stamps on the back as well.

The card is a cut up painting…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on April 30, 2012 at 2:14am — 7 Comments

We saw the world from the edge of space [holism version] - from Carina Granlund

I love this series by Carina, I'm really happy she sent me one of her Edge of Space. It has already been discussed on another blog, but I think this is mod podge transfer? It makes for a very interesting texture in any case. Carina was inspired by the Holism Manifesto, Dw will be thrilled. Carina, more, more!! …
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Added by Marie Wintzer on April 27, 2012 at 1:01am — 4 Comments

Tall Blue Greek Grass, Flying Carpet and Andy Warhol - from Katerina Nikoltsou

This was a lucky mail day with two envelopes from Katerina. An authentic piece of magic flying carpet, perfectly matching the tall greek blue grass. The second envelope came with the new Warhol stamp along with a Warhol…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on April 27, 2012 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Secret Garden / Garden Secret - from Janine Weiss-Vuille

This is my first mail from Janine, actually my first mail-art from Switzerland. It is a very haptic card made of thick layers very cleverly assembled, I love the composition and the use of that character, even on the back of the card. I think this is a hit, thank you Janine, I love it!
Oh, and that must be an…
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Added by Marie Wintzer on April 26, 2012 at 12:49am — 11 Comments

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