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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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Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Monument - tank. In Czarnków, as many as three hundred Soviet soldiers who fought for the Czarnków area were laid to rest in Freedom Square. In the middle of the square, a monument - a T-34 tank - was erected to commemorate those…"
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Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"Somewhere in Warsaw....."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"sleepy Tarzan in the Heat of Athens:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Keep "cool"....meow: eat ice cream?"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"I did not know yesterday was Cat day, what a pity. I would have celebrated with Gary, my next door feline neighbour. I have looked after him when his humans have gone away and now they have given me their key permanently to take Gary out when they…"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"Breda, the Netherlands (similar cover, in different light)"
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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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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"MomKat says meooow, Happy Cat Day!"
Wednesday
Daniel de Culla commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Lovely¡ Thanks."
Aug 7
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"I SET OUT 5 'STANDARD QUESTIONS' WHEN I STARTED THIS GROUP: * first, why did someone want to make a postcard of this particular boring subject? * second, why did some printer and some seller think they could make money from this Boring…"
Aug 7
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THREE MORE FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA 1. Playa Flamingo, Lanzarote, Spain (but the flamingos seem to have flammed off) 2. Les Gorges du Tarn, France 3; La salle des Gardes, Le Chateau, Langeais, France THANKS MIKEL!"
Aug 7
Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"Example from Warsaw...."
Aug 4
Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Ełk (German: Lyck ) - a city in north-eastern Poland, in the  Masuria Region (earlier Ostpreussen). The largest and most populous city in Masuria and the main industrial and cultural centre in the region. The postcard was sent in 1969 and shows…"
Aug 4
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Dare Mr Canard, look at the 'Interesting Postcards' part of this. I thought it might encourage discussions about weirdness and other not-necessarily-boring things. It didn't; the last psot on it was 2 years and one day ago. It…"
Jul 31
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Yeah, "from Heleen--Bedankt "(I don't know if its's boring, but it's certainly weird" comment by Val M.H.) ----that's  sorta my habitual reaction to the things posted at "Boring Postcards"---- I…"
Jul 30
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"FROM HELEEN -- BEDANKT! I don't know if it's Boring, but it's certainly Weird"
Jul 30

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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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Flickering/Moving photos trigger epilepsy and...

Posted on March 21, 2022 at 6:40pm 1 Comment

..I, for one, don't think they should be allowed on medical, let alone "I'm a Mail Artist, look at me", grounds.

Sorry to be a spoil sport

Val

THE FIRST EVER POSTAGE STAMP (1840) -- only $6M +

Posted on October 27, 2021 at 7:58pm 4 Comments

From today's Times (of London):

First Penny Black stamp offered for £6m at Sotheby’s auction

The Penny Black has acquired such legendary status among…

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AND FOUR YEARS LATER, IUOMA WAS STARTED. BECAUSE MESSAGES IN BOTTLES DIDN'(T GET DELIVERED QUICKLY?

Posted on September 18, 2021 at 7:03am 1 Comment

(From today's Times [of London])

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A glass bottle with a message thrown into the sea 37 years ago in Japan has been found washed up 4,000 miles away on a Hawaiian beach.

It had been cast adrift as part of a school experiment in 1984 to monitor ocean currents. Scrolls of paper written in English, Spanish and Japanese…

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Mail Art and the Chagos Islands (which, I'm sure, y'all know are in the Indian Ocean). This is from the BBC

Posted on August 25, 2021 at 6:13pm 2 Comments

"Mauritius has moved a symbolic step closer to wresting control of the Chagos Islands, in the Indian Ocean, from the UK.…

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At 11:23pm on February 27, 2022, Crystal Kayh said…

Because I like your art and your scrabble tiles. :)

At 7:04pm on February 23, 2022, Jinny Pearce said…

Oh she sings alright!  we caterwaul like coyotes!

At 1:41pm on February 13, 2022, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Might the Valentines be arriving "on time" at least in Europe? Hope so, Val,

At 6:18pm on February 9, 2022, Zack said…

this just in: "I caught the crocodile by myself. I was asking for help from people here, but they were scared," said local resident Tili, 35, who like many Indonesians uses one name.

perhaps i should move to Indonesia... ];-)

At 10:13am on February 6, 2022, Zack said…

oh yeah and then there's this --

At 4:51pm on February 1, 2022, Zack said…

don't ask why?, ask why NOT? ];-)

At 4:49pm on February 1, 2022, Zack said…

bonjour! i have only one name, but many electronic situations require a two-field name.

in 2006, i rec'd a PhD in Theatre/Humanities, so Dr. is actually appropriate for one field.

most folks just call me Zack. 

are you a Dr. too? 

At 9:17am on October 15, 2021, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 3:17pm on September 22, 2021, Maria José Silva - Mizé said…

Se eu fui suspensa do Grupo 

 BORING POSTCARDS

porque razão continuo a receber emails?

Obrigada. 
Maria José Silva-Mizé

At 11:49am on August 18, 2021, Carien van Hest said…

Thank you Val, for your mail art. Is your portrait the answer to my C Post Project?

 
 
 

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