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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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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"a tiny KitKat on a card from Mike Parsons:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Cat Mail and a Mail Cat from Toni Hanner:"
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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
"Thanks Melissa! Really weird loo 'card. What is the other one all about? We seem to have 3 (or 4)  categories of cards: i) Boring Postcards ii) Odd Postcards iii) Boring and Odd Postcards (and, I suppose, iv) Odd and Boring Postcards)"
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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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Melissa Wand commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Got this at a thrift store. Still one of the oddest postcards I've come across."
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Melissa Wand commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
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A Jenny Holzer "Truism" that...

"08.12.19 Dare Mister Valentine Mark Herman,...in my daily ritual of checking out the I.U.O.M.A. pages & encountering your Sunday morning post of Jenny Holzer's "Protect me from what I want" immediately sent me back  to my…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Thanks Ruud. Thanks Kosmos. if you don't want it, please can I have it for my collection/exhibitions? Bedankt."
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Hello again. This is a Boring Postcard of the Town Hall of Fontenay-sous-Bois (close to Paris) that was sent by Marcel and Josette to their Papa and Maman in September 1978. It contains the usual sort of message: 'We got here safely, are having…"
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Ruud Janssen commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"card from Kosmo Vinyl for this blog!"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Bonjour! This one -- the Noorderkerk (North Church) in Amsterdam -- was sent to me by Jennifer Wallace, who asks "Boring? Or simply odd?" A bit of both -- unless you are in the scaffolding business in Amsterdam, me thinks. (Note the…"
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A Jenny Holzer "Truism" that...

...just about sums up my life.
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Jennifer Wallace left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"What's also odd about the Amsterdam church postcard is that I bought it when I was visiting!"
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Valentine Mark Herman left a comment for Jennifer Wallace
"Thanks for the Boring Postcard, Jennifer."Boring? Or simply odd?" you ask. "Both", I think. And you might have come up with a new category: 'Boring-and-Odd Postcards". I can understand why a Postcard of the Amsterdam…"
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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

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

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BORING POSTCARDS -- FROM ALAN BRIGNALL (for others see the Boring Postcards Group)

Posted on November 30, 2019 at 6:27pm 0 Comments

1. Heathland Caravan Park, Lowestoft, England -- a remarkably composed Boring Postcard, lots of fields, a bit of sea, but all you can see (if you are in a plane or a helicopter) of the caravans are some white dots

2. Staircase at Hotel de l'Avenir, Heyst-sur-Mer, France -- this hotel obviously had a future as it boast its electric lighting…

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BORING POSTCARDS -- FROM KATERINA (for others see the Boring Postcards Group)

Posted on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

1. Workers'Buildings In Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1965 -- there were lots of workers

2. From the Greek island of Skiathos -- 2 boats and one group of people in the middle of the beach (why are they in the middle of the beach?)…

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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…
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"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…

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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?

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. https://diewandzeitung.wordpress.com/ 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-Basin said…

Mes collages sont disponibles sur:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/albums/collage-7

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

Sorry.
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:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/back-to-the-90-s-from-valentine-mark-herman

Thanks again! (:

 
 
 

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