Ebay Does it Again? $8,000 for Mick Boyle, John M. Bennett, John Evans, Ray Johnson (but no Richard C)

Jon Foster posted this on FB. This one even I don't believe. Does anyone know about this?


I'm saving my pennies for a Richard C!

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Comment by Eduardo Cardoso on December 1, 2019 at 4:11pm

I sent the guy a conceptual work.

Comment by Bonniediva on November 9, 2019 at 6:55pm

"Mail art is free! It is a gift. It makes no demands. I has no rules. Mail art is an elusive butterfly!"

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 9, 2019 at 1:45am

Two pieces by Mick Boyle from my personal collection. One is a portrait of me done by Mick. The other documents the Kipsy Marlowe incident well known to Kulters & Trashpoets. These 2 are a steal for $1,500 (for the pair) based on current Ebay prices.

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on November 9, 2019 at 12:20am

Way to go, Jon! Are you actually going to send him stuff? Also - did you see my additional comm not a few posts ago - about PH’s 30 page mail art list?

Comment by jon foster on November 8, 2019 at 5:17pm
Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 8, 2019 at 4:11pm

I took the advice in the comments and looked closely at the offerings. I think the Ray Johnson & JMB items are great. I'd love to have the abstract add & pass. But not sure about price. Very collectible things generally. vispo related too.

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on November 8, 2019 at 4:10pm

Hi fellas! I was giving Peter Huttinger’s website another glance, and noticed a link for downloading a mail art list (dated October 2019). It is a 30 pages, with photos and descriptions. https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/264092c6-c30e-4bae-8160-8cc4887617...

it’s interesting to note that the eBay listing that started this discussion (John Evans et al) is listed as SOLD on then above mentioned mail art list. I guess the $8000 price would have not jived with the other items on the list (which are 

$20 to a few hundred.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 8, 2019 at 3:43pm

Oh - and also this is fascinating to me because the rustle of cash instantly elevates our humble IUOMA friend to m-a superstardom with RayJo, John Evans & JMB.

I'll never think of fellow DKulter Mick the same way. I mean, Mick is now awesome!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 8, 2019 at 3:38pm

Thx Jon Foster! (for this & the previous Richard C Ebay listing).

Jon is walking the Ebay beat. I'm just passing along.

I have yet to formulate an official, coherent personal position on this kind of sale of mail art. Lots of feedback when Richard C postcards were "under the gavel."

Thx for this, Jon. It's a serious issue imho

Comment by jon foster on November 8, 2019 at 1:46pm

@De Villo - If you look at his list, he did sell a Richard C. postcard. PS - I'm starting something with this...something with the theme "THIS MAIL ART IS FREE."



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