11th Hour Pagescapes and other work relating to the mail artist Michael Scott who lived in Leeds. U.K. and was active throughout the 70's and 80's.
Nov 8, 2017
Pages from ROger radio's RADIO BOOK. Collab. book sent out by Michael and added to by Roger Radio, Jilly Jargon, Malcolm Pillar, Michael Leigh, Hazel Jones and Susan Scoot.
Michael Scott was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1934, where he spent most of his life. His family owned a textile factory, which he inherited after the death of his father. As a businessman, he lived reserved and was a man of secrets. His heart beat for the art, but he had no formal art training. He participated in the mail art since the early 1970s. He had close contacts with Genesis P. Orridge, Robin Crozier and Graciela Gutiérrez Marx and created wonderful letters that he decorated with collages and stamps. His mail art was mainly focused on a “one to one” relationship, but he has also contributed to publications such as Vile, Arte Postale, and Rubber Stamp Madness. Michael Scott was known especially for his 11th Hour Pagescapes, and in 1979 he organized the largest mail art show in the UK, the “Poste restante” at the Liverpool Academy of Arts. In 1988 he committed suicide.
For the 10th anniversary of his death an assembling with contributions by Anna Banana, Roger Radio, John Evans and others, which also contains many facsimiles of his 11th Hour Pagescapes was done.
http://issuu.com/kollagekid/docs/mscott Mail Artists Index: http://mailartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/michael-scott/
Thanks for sharing these Ruud. Michael's stampings were terrific always - even the most boring ones he'd found were given a new lease of life in his hands with additions of quirky humour and elaborate hand written anecdotes.
...Better late than never ...
That's a nice tribute Lancillotto - did you ever correspond with Michael?
unfortunately I did not know M. Scott. (I Started doing mail art in 1984 ...) ...
Nov 9, 2017
From Bruno Chiarlone -
Nov 10, 2017
From archive of Lomholt Formular Press -
From the A.1. Waste Paper co. archive -
Such a fascinating mail artist. Was hoping that Michael Leigh and others might know of any British mail artists like Michael Scott who may have created anti or pro-Falkland War stamps during the war- rubber stamp or postage stamp. The war was brief - barely 100-day war taking place from April 2, 1982 - June 14, 1982. My address is PO Box 151, Hancock, NH 03458. Thanks, Chuck Welch
Nov 11, 2017
Letter from Ray Johnson to Michael.
Thanks Ruud, Hoping other folk will add to the memories but seems not many folk were in touch with Michael. I will add more when I find that stack of his correspondence I have in my archive.
Nov 25, 2017
Sorting through lots of Michael's postcards this week in preparation for archive overview in Manchester in September. -
Feb 11, 2019
great to see this overview!