Mail-artists are making astonishing breakthroughs in Trashpo, and they are recognized through the TrashPo Litzer Prize. Nominations for the TrashPo Litzer Prize (based on the idea of the Pulitzer Prize) can be made by anyone. Please post scans and the name of the artist in this thread. Over time, we can have a gallery of historic Trashpo.
"The Committee" - a panel of international Trashpo experts under the direction of KDJ - reviews nominations and officially announce recipients. Names of those awarded the Trash Po-litzer are emblazoned upon The Landfill of Fame for eternity, and they enjoy all rights and privileges that accompany this honor.
Diane Keys (DK) received a TrashPo Litzer Prize for the "Pork Series." This brought Trashpo off the street and into the supermarket. "Pork Series" built an important bridge to biopoetry, meat poetry, and the recognition that shopping lists are one of the highest forms of art in the 21st century. Bravo DK!
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DKULTET (Extraterrestrial) - Lucky Pierre, special alien liaison
THE LANDFILL OF FAME
THE RISE OF TRASHPO
Visual poet Jim Leftwich invents Trashpo
Trashpo appears on textimagepoem
Trashpo by Jim Leftwich appears on Fluxlist Europe
Diane Keys becomes fascinated with roadkill art and debates Rain Rein Nevermind about the role of recycling in art
DKult is founded
Diane Keys curates the First International Trashpo Exhibition. (Opened January 15th, 2013 and was up at least until Feb 1 2013 at Elgin City Hall. Then it appeared at the Green Expo at The Center of Elgin in May 2013.)
Diane Keys presents a Trashpo performance at Fluxfest Chicago
(chronological order - 2011)
Diane Keys "Pork Series"
Richard Canard "Bran Cereal"
Angie Cope "This is not cheese this is art"
Batgirl "Mummified Cereal Box"
Dark wall "Fake DK shopping list"
Hamburg coffee cups (artist unknown)
Helen Amyes "emu crushed can"
KDJ "Alpo Chop House"
Judith Heartsong "Scavenger Art"
Diane Keys for invention of the Trash Book "Ancient Text" (second award)
Thom Courcelle "Toothache Trash Book"
Katerina Nikoltsou "choco glam trashpo cerealism"
Erni Baer "air trashpo"
Stewart Charlebois "Old Dutch" Canadian junk food trashpo
Prettylily (Sue Bowen) Recycling Trash Book (meta-trash, litterature)
Nancy Bell Scott for invention of the Aesthetic Trash Book
Cheryl Penn invention of the Aesthetic Trash Book
Marie Wintzer (Litterature, Non-Friction) for blog post "A trash book without trash - from Nancy Bell Scott"
Dark wall - "Shroud of Elgin"
Lesley Magwood-Fraser (sardine/pilchard labels & best supporting trashpo)
Grigori Antonin (condom trashbook and contributions to cerealism)
Diane Keys - "Po White Trashpo" (third award)
Karen Champlin - asemic trashpo
Marie Wintzer - medical waste trashpo (second award)
Richard Canard - "Found shopping list with annotations" (second award)
Diane Keys - Trashpo Add & Pass (fourth award)
Angie Cope - TrashPo-rk, US Swine map, puking pig (second award)
John M. Bennett - Invention of grocery list Trashpo
Katerina Nikoltsou - Trashbook Homage to John M. Bennett's grocery lists (second award)
Marie Wintzer - "Last shred of dignity" (cut-up clothing) (third award)
Svenja Wahl - Non-friction Litterature for blog: "FINALLY! My D-Koder ring arrived!!!"
Neil Gordon (Official TrashPro Phet) - TrAshemics - sacred trashpo tablets (first award)
Roberto Rios - Trashion - for the design of the DK-Gown
Skybridge Studios & Ray Johnson - Creation of the D-Tatt
Claudia McGill - inanimate furniture Trashpo, trashed furniture temporary installation concept
Not Hi Ng - Invention of audible Trashpo
Carina Granlund - "Trashpoem for Jim [SantAmour]" - first award
Claire Dinsmore (aka Cleo) - "Trashpo Ephemera Folio" - first award
Diane Keys - "Trashpo Selection Process" and "The Making of "Trashpo Selection Process'" - in Trashpo Cinema category - (fifth award)
DharmaDaDa Lynn Radford - "Trashaeology/Survivalist Trashpo" - first award
Yves Maraux - "Gossip Trashcan" - first award
Stephanie Blake - Trash buttons - first award
Claire Dinsmore (aka Cleo) - Trash buttons - second award
Diane Keys (aka DK) - Trash buttons - sixth award
Eduardo Cardoso - Trashbook: Trashometry and the invention of Eduardian Trashometry - first award.
Arac - Innovation & consistent excellence in Cerealism - first award
Dustin Ray Hamby aka Dustin de Wind - Designer Trashmas ornaments for display on the Elgin Mansion tree - first award
Stephanie Blake - "Shrinky Dinky Key Chains" - innovation in Trashpo marketing - second award
Not Hi Ng O.T.M. - "Dustin de Wind Theme Song" - advances in audible Trashpo & TrashTech & Trashemic Music - second award
Diane Keys - Elgin Trashpo Exhibition Video - Trashpo Cinema (seventh award)
liketelevisionsnow - innovation and practice of Trash-and-Pass - (first award)
Vizma Bruns - Feminist Trashpo - Trashbook (first award)
Diane Keys - Invention and implementation of the Trashquilt (eighth award)
Rebecca Guyver - Invention and implementation of the Trashquilt with special recognition for innovation in fused plastic Trashpo - (first award)
XXXX (Unknown Mail-Artist) - The Amsterdam DKult bandaged finger scannerpo ritual performance (first award)
Borderline Grafix (aka Biggy G) - Outstanding contributions to D-Konomics including but not limited to regularization of D-Kurrency, DKULTNY Silver Spoon certificates, contributions to DKULTX (Texas) regional "Great Push Forward" D-Konomy strategic plan (first award)
Neil Gordon - Excellence and contributions to the creation of the trashquilt (second award)
Carina Granlund - "Trashpo Love Lottery" (second award)
Cardboard Lamborghini - "The Sloth" - innovation in Cerealism - Special Awards Category - (first award)
5Blanks (Cristina) - "DKunst Portrait of DK" and accompanying Trash Sermon (first award)
Thom Courcelle - "Office Trashpo" (second award)
Carina Granlund - Invention of the Trashrug & creation of Trashpo Housewares (third award)
meeah williams - Contributions & innovation in the theory & practice of Lintopo (first award) (Endorsed by the Fork Lint Society)
Diane Keys (9th award) and Dan Mouer (first award) - "Trashpo Inkblot Test" (collaborative Trashpo)
"Trashtalking Trashpo of the Litigious Lurkers" - Most Bizarre Mail-art event of 2013 (Erni Baer police investigation)
Rebecca Guyver (second award) - KDJ Trashpo Tribute
Diane Keys (10th award) - #1 Top Trash Glam Accessory Spokesmodel (& Official DKULTNY Spokesmodel)
Carina Granlund (fourth award) - Trashpo Bling, Trashpo accessories (Trashion)
Angie Cope (third award) and Snooky the Amazing Mail-Art Dog (first award) - 2013 Elgin Mansion Christmas Decorations (also in D-Kanine Category)
Dan Mouer (second award) - Official 2014 Dkult Trashpo Spokesmodel (shared with Diane Keys) - Special Awards Category
Mean Sheena (first award) and Diane Keys (11th award) - DKult is the Shit Swag Bag (video and mail-art) - Trashpo Cinema Category
Eduardo Cardoso (second award) for design of the first D-Kult tee-shirt, selfless service as DKult/Trashpo moveable billboard & performance piece and as President of DKult Portugal
Alicia Starr (first award) - Trailer Park Trashpo - The DKult Nation - Litterature
Rain Rien Nevermind (first award) - Recycling Mail-Art - Lifetime Achievement
Fake Fine Art (first award) - Trashpop - Trashpo Parody
Mail-Art Martha (first award) - Maximum Strength DKult and advances in DKult medicine and psycho-therapy. Endorsed by THE CLINIC
PetrolPetal (first award) - Innovations in Cerealism and aesthetic Trashpo
Mail-Art Martha (second award), Rebecca Guyver (third award), Gina Ulgen (first award), E. Coles (first award) - Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Trashpo by DKULTUK in 2014
Wendy Rogers (first award) founding of DKULTANT (DKult Antarctica)
Moan Lisa (first award) - "12 Pack Trashpo" & service to DKULTIA (DKult Iowa)
David Stafford (first award) and KDJ (second award) - "KDJ Portfolio" - video by David Stafford (Trash Cinema category) featuring art by KDJ
Not Hi Ng (third award) - "Miracle Mind Mender" - a safe, non-intrusive alternative to the PMM (Personality Modulation Machine)
meeah williams (second award) - "American Trashflag"
An. U. - Excellence in the art of the aesthetic Trashbook & outstanding service to DKULTVIA (DKult Latvia)
Richard Canard (third award) - DK Trashpo erasure - innovation in Trashpo
Diane Keys (12th award) - "Trashies" product concept - nomination by Mail-Art Martha (DKULTUK)
liketelevisionsnow (second award) and Diane Keys (13th award) for the DK glitch art video documentary, directed and produced by ltvs (Cinema Trashpo)
Mail-Art Martha (third award) for the WalMarth Trash-A-Dent oral hygiene device
Roberto Bergamo (aka The Man Who Saved DKult Xmas) - Creation of the Official 2014 DKULT XMas Tree - aka the Miracle of Christmas 2014 - following the debacle of the Elgin Hubcap Tree and its destruction by vandals (first award)
Mail-Art Martha (fourth award), Neil Gordon (third award), Lucky Pierre (first award) and KDJ (third award) for participation and audition materials submitted to the 2015 Official DKult Trashpo Spokesmodel Search. Official 2015 models are Mail-Art Martha and Neil Gordon. Lucky Pierre is Alien Liaison. KDJ is runner up.
Lucky Pierre (second award) for alien abduction/spokesmodel audition video (Trashpo Cinema category)
Borderline Grafix (second award) for the creation of the DKult/Trashpo fanzine issued by the Dkult Fanzine Press in affiliation with DKult Texas
Erica Durante (first award) in her role as President of Dkult New Jersey for diplomacy and tact in the resolution of the Meeah Williams deportation incident and the formation of DKult Brooklyn
FinnBadger (first award) for excellence and innovation in the art of the Trashbook
Tomoe N. (first award) trash pill box and other contributions to conceptual Trashpo and recycling
Mail Art Martha (fifth award) for Walmarth Corporation
Ruud Janssen (first award) for stamps in support of Trashpo including DKULTN
Cascadia Artpost (first award) extraordinary support and development of Walmarth Corporation
RES for Myth of DKult (Pseudo-DKult) (first award)
Diane Keys (13th award) and Rebecca Guyver (4th award) for the creation of and contributions to DKULT Doodle Therapy
Dan Mouer (3rd award), Lucky Pierre (3rd award), and Figgy Guyver (first award) for contributions to DKULT Doodle Therapy
Mick Boyle for service in the greater glorification of DKULT and DK (first award)
Grace Sanford for her first Trashpo composition and the Spontaneous Schwitterspo Forum it inspired
Meeah Williams for the article "MEEAH WILLIAMS DOES NOT EXIST" published in the DKULTBKLYN (aka DKULTBRO) fanzine (third award)
Jim Leftwich for the groundbreaking "Trashemic Essays" (Litterature) (first award)
Lucky Pierre for the video Trashpo Outpost (Trashpo Cinema category) (fourth award).
Mail Art Martha (sixth award) for the creation of the Trashpie.
Diane Keys (14th award), David Stafford (second award), Unknown Mail Artist for Fake Jim Leftwich
Joey Patrickt (first award) for formation of DKULTJOEY
Phyllis Steen (first award) for application material leading to being named 2016 Official Trashpo/DKult Spokesmodel
Borderline Grafix (third award) for "Meeah Williams Baby Picture Issue" of fanzine published by the DKult Fan Club Press
Gerda Osteneck for exhibition of the Monkey Trashbots
Ross Priddle for "Trash Eye" image contributions to DKULTCAN (Canada)
Diane Keys (15th award) for Trashpo performance art at the 2016 Chicago Fluxfest
OK - if this is how you want to do it, the THE COMMITTEE will review the new nominations and announce the decisions.
Recipients are encouraged to post your acceptance remarks.
Just some kind of public acceptance statement of the award. People might want to say something. Some prefer silence.
I'm always hoping for something like Diane's Commencement Address at the Martha Stuart School of Asemic Wallpaper last spring. But I doubt we'll ever see anything like that again.
A performance would be great too.
Another thought - when you receive your Trashpo Mandala, you could take a pic of yourself holding it. Now I'm thinking about a Wal Mart Employee of the Month kinda thing.
Wal-mart Employee of the Month kinda thing--that would be awesome, I've always been so jealous of those people! But also still worry about their physical safety when the prices fall. I will ponder the options. This high an honor is not something to rush your words over.
Erni, you look great, and I always wish you would give us a long virtual tour of your abode. Any chance?
Nothing cerealism about it, Herr Erni. You want that I send you some NUT-uralism??
Choco NUT-uralism, Nutually.
Thanks Erni, that is totally beautiful! And it looks like you have an ULU can too. Right Nancy, it would be great if people could post shots like that.
And I would like to see an episode of "Mail-Art Cribs" devoted to Erni's place. The disappointing thing - after seeing the pic of Ben Vautier's house - is that DK's place looks so conventional. I'd expect her to live in some kind of Trashpo Versailles or something.