E.F. Higgins III (1949-2021)

Information

E.F. Higgins III (1949-2021)

It is my sad duty to let folks know that Ed Higgins of DooDa Postage Works has gone to the big perforator in the sky. His sister Ginny just called to let me know. 

Ed and I met in 1976 and proceeded to correspond almost every day for the next 10 years. We used to haggle over who was the king of artistamps, I said it was him and he argued it was me (lol). Now I can proclaim, it is true, Higgins was and still is the undisputed heavy weight champion of stamps!

Carl

E.F. Higgins III (b. 1949) grew up in a small town outside of Chicago, IL. He majored in Fine Arts at Western Michigan University but quit school two weeks before graduating. Higgins later attended the University of Colorado to receive his BFA and then went on to receive an MFA in 1976 from the same school, majoring in Painting and Printmaking. In the same year, Higgins left for New York City where he currently resides and works as a professional artist. He is a member of The Rivington School.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ef.higgins.39
Location: USA
Members: 14
Latest Activity: Sep 6

Discussion Forum

R.I.P

Started by Predrag Petrovic Dec 17, 2021. 0 Replies

R.I.P. Continue

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of E.F. Higgins III (1949-2021) to add comments!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 12, 2022 at 12:20pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 12, 2022 at 12:19pm

Artistamps I have from Buz Blurr...

Comment by James Warren Felter on December 30, 2021 at 9:06pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 30, 2021 at 8:50am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 30, 2021 at 8:50am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 30, 2021 at 8:48am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 30, 2021 at 8:48am

https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/death-consummate-mailer-ed-hi...

By JOHN DRURY, December 2021

Edward Higgins III died last week.

As sole proprietor his infamously ingenious Doo Da Post, Ed would religiously strap on his messenger’s bag each day when departing the tiny Ludlow Street apartment that he inhabited for forty-five years - that the space where he both lived and produced his paintings, and the sheets of stamps that he lovingly sleeved and bound in a three-ring binder…that then, stashed inside the courier’s accoutrement. Ed Higgins, like so many idiosyncratic makers marching to the beat of their own proverbial drummer - not the increasingly common makers of faddish or pre-meditated folly in pursuit gallery or collector embrace - was thus, not easily categorized.

Comment by C. Mehrl Bennett on December 20, 2021 at 6:04pm

Winter of 1979-1980 (can't remember what month it was) I attended my very first mailart congress. That's a young Ed HigginsII in front.
Comment by C. Mehrl Bennett on December 20, 2021 at 5:56pm
Comment by James Warren Felter on December 19, 2021 at 11:43pm

 

Members (14)

 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-oct-2023. If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

© 2022   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service