Mail art by IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)
May 29, 2015 - I am thrilled to receive this work from good correspondence friend Joey Patrickt in Oakland. With Joey, I am always wondering: What is he going to do next? He never disappoints.
This time it is complicated image and word play. However, nothing needs to be complicated in terms of enjoying the work as long as you know an old, kids’ telephone prank involving Prince Albert tobacco and some American slang. If you do not, then you are on your own because it is difficult to explain. (Given the number of international IUOMA members, not to mention generational issues, it is possible that Joey’s brilliance is perplexing to a segment of the audience.
If the language and joke aspect is lost for some, you still have some great surreal popart to appreciate.
I continue to marvel that Joey Patrickt manages to keep coming up with these un-canny pieces that communicate a persona as well as maintain an artistic position in the West Coast School.
Joey and Ray’s blog is well worth a visit for more FAB work: