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IS SIZE IMPORTANT IN CONTEMPORARY ART?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian C Dengler Sep 27, 2014. 17 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gü Jun 17, 2014. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists everwhere.For more…Continue

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22, 2014. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 31, 2015. 20 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not…Continue

 

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Group for Cat-Lovers

A group for people who love Cats -- everyone's invited to join, and their cats, of course. We welcome all Cat lovers and any and all Mail Art that features anything about Cats or Kats. Group formerly known as Katerina Nikoltsou.See More
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Arty Slides International

This Group is for anyone who uses 35 mm photographic slides -- 'Arty Slides' -- in their work. It is an international network that welcomes all Arty Slide artists. NOTE: This Group is effectively in deep, very derep hiberrnation. The amount of ongoing Arty Slide activity is very close to nil, alas.See More
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BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.See More
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Bradford left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"Maintenant, deux baguettes?"
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Bradford commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"VMH - A "Chevy Chase" is not an automobile, but rather, an action known as a police pursuit."
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John Gayer commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Having drifted in and out of the Washington DC, I recognised The National Museum building. It is now part of the Smithsonian Institution and called the Arts and Industries Building. Regarding Chevy Chase, there are 3 that I know of. One in DC,…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THREE OLD BORING POSTCARDS FROM YOUNG MIM 1. Public School, Chevy Chase, DC And there I was thinking a 'Chevy Chase' was a Chevrolet model -- but Bradford is our expert on all car (aka automobile) matters, and I'm sure he will have…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THANKS TO MIKEL UNTZILLA FOR 3 MORE 1. Maison de Marmousets (XV1), Ploermel, France If 'marmousets' are a French type of woodworm, the owner of this old and beautiful house will have problems. 2. San Franciso "Victorian Houses in the…"
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BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.See More
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BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.See More
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"TWO MORE FROM MIM -- Merci Madame! 1. WOLFIE'S: AMERICA'S MOST FAVOURITE RESTAURANT “Celebrity Corner.' 'Where Everyone Meets to Eat'. But the Resraurant is empty – where is Everyone? (Perhaps Everyone…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Thanks again, Bradford. Full marks for the Porsche -- again you amaze me with your auto-knowledge. The Postcard was sent in 1984, so I thought the 911 might be from the 1980's. The bears -- a special Porsche option at the time-- come from…"
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Sabela Baña commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"I received  of Katerina Nikolstou beautifull  Cat for Halloween and cats envelope"
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Bradford commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Mid-80s?  No, sir.  It looks to be a 1969-73 model 911 Coupe.  The earlier 911's were a shorter wheelbase by 2.3 inches and thus, more prone to oversteer rotation.  By 1974, the grills below the headlights were gone. On that…"
Oct 21
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Dear Heidi Monster, I owe you an apology. You sent me a Boring Postcard of the Everglades National Park that had a Return to Sender sticker on it. I was so intrigued by this that I put the Postcard somewhere safe to come back to later. I can't…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"BORING CAR AND BEARS POSTCARD... A CHALLENGE FOR BRADFORD It's obvious what the car is, Dear Bradford, a Porsche 911, but can you identify the model? (Clue, mid 80's)? And can you, Dear Bradford, or anyone else, identify what species…"
Oct 21

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Mail-Artist since:
1952 (when I sent a "Thankyou for my Birthday Present' to my Grandma, and illustrated it with a little drawing). Since then my Mail Art history has been, well, interesting
My Website (without http://):
http://www.val-herman-art.eu
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Well, it's like this, Doc. I've got this thing about the Postlady....
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
billytulip1956@yahoo.com
1 Rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France

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DULL AND/OR BORING?

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 2:36pm 7 Comments

I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) – which also includes women, and, indeed, claims to have 35,000 + members worldwide. (membership@dullmensclub.com)…

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PORTRAIT OF MARY -- an add-and-pass project inspired by Yoko Ono that needs a Mary to get it started

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 4:50am 6 Comments

Yoko Ono was a supporter, but declined to bcome a member, of the early Fluxus movement. She embraced various dAdA ideas.

Her seminal book Grapefruit (1962) contained many references to the use of the mail to advance conceptual art, including the 'Portrait of Mary' below.

There are 28 'Mary's' currently members of IUOMA (including variations on the name…

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FOR NO IDEA'S MINI MAIL ART GROUP

Posted on March 28, 2020 at 4:03pm 0 Comments

Hi!

Please look at the Arty Slide International Group which I started in 2012. It was as Mini as I could think of then. We held 2 good Slide Art exhibitions in France. I still have the Arty Slides (somewhere!) that IUOMA colleagues contributed. Bianca has died, alas. I have gained a Stidio and moved to bigger bits of art.

Here is the text that started it all:…

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOUR NATIONAL MAIL SYSTEM?

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 5:03pm 28 Comments

I wonder what is happening to your national mail system?

In my small village in the South of France, there is sporadic delivery of mail. The local Post Office is closed, and people are directed to one about 10 miles away -- but there is a 'lockdown' on almost all travel, and it's far from clear that a trip to this Post Office to send off some Mail Art would be accepted by the authorities (and, if not, would result in a €135/$150 fine).

The only shop that sells stamps in the…

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At 12:40am on October 28, 2020, Bradford said…

Maintenant, deux baguettes?

At 7:27am on August 6, 2020, Richard Canard said…

06.08.20 Dare Val M. H., ...but of course, Richard's ego is as sensitive as they come ----but still, who am I to stand in the way of Valentine Mark Herman???  (  I enjoy your commentary, insight and  your art.). SinCelery, Richard C.

At 6:06am on July 31, 2020, Olena Spicer said…

Wow, Val, sounds like you are really set on testing my linguistic abilities! Cannot wait to get the card. I can only hope I will accomplish the task. I will go find my old linguistics textbooks just in case :):):) Sounds like fun.

At 3:04am on May 24, 2020, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Valentine,

Samantha was an IUOMA member who died April, 20th. Read her profile story

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/SamanthaPrice?xg_source=profiles_memberList

A number of members corresponded with her. Her personal story and mail art creativity are inspiring.

At 2:56am on May 22, 2020, Jenn Miltenberger said…

To answer your question, I friend those who I plan to send mail to ;)

At 9:21am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 9:19am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

To my dear VALENTINE:

At 11:18pm on December 6, 2019, Jennifer Wallace said…

What's also odd about the Amsterdam church postcard is that I bought it when I was visiting!

At 9:55pm on October 15, 2019, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 6:40pm on January 14, 2019, Suus in Mokum said…

Nearly 3000 photo's. Are you still active in Sigean cultural live?

 
 
 

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