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Valentine Mark Herman's Discussions


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


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


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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Valentine Mark Herman replied to Cherub Ayers's discussion What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?
"Favourites*: collages and anything except for... Least favourite*: add-and-pass (* with a 'u')"
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Cat-on-a-couch from Sabela: orange, too:"
Nov 4
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Meow Cat Mail from Sabela in Spain! Gracias xxx"
Nov 4
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Halloween Cat Mail from Pam McVay, too: mewoooboo!"
Oct 31
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Happy Halloween CATS from Sabela, Gracias!!...meow..."
Oct 31
Sabela Baña commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Cat very nice I received of  Katerina from Greece. Very thanks"
Oct 30
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Cat , or two..on a hot tin roof in Athens :-)"
Oct 22
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Cats from Sabela Bana in Spain,"
Oct 22
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"from Mail art Martha... Ali Khat is a FAT CAT! ha!"
Oct 22
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
Oct 15
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Robin Jeree's photo

Mini Art

"Another Mini mini.jpg"
Oct 14
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Kathy Barnett's photo

From Cor Reijn 9-2019

"Real Postcards? Real Ale? Real Men? Real Men Don't.....Real%20men%20--%20front.jpg"
Oct 14
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Adam Roussopoulos's photo

New artistamps! "Post No Bills"

"Once upon a time in the UK there was a sign on a boarded-up shop that said, "Bill Stickers Will be Prohibited". To which one wit replied, "Why? What had Bill done now?"."
Oct 12
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Tania Krosse K's photo


"Where do the letters come from? (Not Scrabble, but where?)"
Oct 12
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann's photo

Christmas Post Card

"Oh no! It's mid-October and nowhere near Christmas..."
Oct 12
Valentine Mark Herman replied to Mick Boyle's discussion RAY JOHNSON DOUBLE ADD AND RETURN in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"There has to be a time, in the transient and emphereral world of Mail Art, when one has to move on. So perhaps it's time to put Ray Johnson to one side, and focus on someone, more contemporary -- like Mick Boyle? Could he be our next icon?"
Oct 6

Profile Information

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://):
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)
1 Rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France

"Protect me from what I want." (Jenny Holzer)

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Could somebody please tell me what (if anything) this means?

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 7:42pm 5 Comments

This is from the introduction to the 'My Passport'  Mail Art call:

"Author’s note: “The present work is an exploration and development through analogue synthesizer of an imaginary whistle of compound sharpener and decomposed in the form of an oscillated…

"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member" (Groucho Marx)

Posted on October 23, 2018 at 5:07pm 4 Comments

A few years ago I formed an association of contemporary art called ASAC, was the first President, organised a couple of international art exhibitions and then resigned. I am about to be thrown out of the association because I am critical of the way it has subsequently developed -- and you would be too. So now ASICK rises from the ashes, and here is a non-poster of it's…


Thank you Katerina!

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 4:13pm 4 Comments

I am having an exhibition in March called 'Carrés/Squares). Everything in it will guessed it...square(ish). 70 different sorts of works are going to e in it, including these square collections of 51/2" Floppy Disks that were very kindly given to me by Katerina a while back. Square Floppys on lil Square canvasses. Mercy Buckets, Katerina!…


How many photos should be posted at any one time or in any one day?

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 12:56pm 7 Comments

I think the number should be FIVE.

Any more, and the occasional photo or two that a person posts just gets lost when another person posts 30 photos, and then another person posts another 30, and then....etc.

Adapting John Lennon's words: "Give photos a chance."


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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?

At 4:49pm on December 3, 2018, Cody Whitby said…

hi VMH, i saw your vinyl art group which i am interested in. it only seemed right (to me) to add you also as a friend. will have the $5000 fee in the mail shortly 

At 1:42pm on November 24, 2018, Ficus strangulensis said…

Oh, woe is me! Sob! Sob! somehow I'll survive.

Didn't see that one coming and good one, VMH!

You do know that's Harpo, right?

Y'r [appreciative] ol' Bud, Fike

At 10:19pm on November 13, 2018, xx Jones said…

HI Val, nice to hear from you! I never did anything about the bus stop idea - so many other things got in the way. I was developing this idea for a mail art exhibition in Vienna, which would have been a great venue, 25 meters of shop windows, and there is bus stop too coincidentally. I had contacted them with a proposal. Unfortunately, just today I got their response and the news that they are going to discontinue the project Wandzeitung. So unless they change their mind ... maybe I will contact some other venues, but I had my heart set on this one as it is right on the street corner, so I have to see how I feel. I guess the bus stop in the village is still a possibility.  These books about sovjet bus stops sound interesting! You had a mail art exhibition in a phone boy, I remember!

At 1:58pm on November 13, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Bassin said…

Mes collages sont disponibles sur:

At 11:39pm on November 6, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Bassin said…

I draw mail-art and I wanted to see your works.

At 9:20am on October 15, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

For my dear Valentine:


At 2:21am on August 8, 2018, Ana Kawajiri said…

Hi Valentine, I just posted some pictures of a card you've sent me a long time ago, check it out:

Thanks again! (:

At 12:05am on August 4, 2018, Linda Rogers said…

I like it! 




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