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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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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"
Thursday
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…"
Wednesday
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…"
Wednesday
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…"
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Valentine Mark Herman replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"'SINGLE TICKET TO UTOPIA' POSTCARD 'Why is this an Interesting Postcard, Val?' It's interesting because of the setting -- a Dutch railway station -- and the Dutch railway company's (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) new way to…"
Oct 19
Bradford commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Beacon Hill, Boston:  Yes, the sliver of automobile in the foreground is a VW Beetle, mid-60s as is the Cadillac which is a 1963-64 model. On another note, my knowledge of botany is peony compared to others, my great-grandmother usedta grow…"
Oct 18
Alan Brignull replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"The Park Hotel — no, sorry, it closed years ago, reopened as several varieties of restaurant and wine bar but is now an estate agent (because we didn't have enough of them!). I liked the distinction on bus timetables between…"
Oct 18
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THREE MORE FROM THE SUNFLOWER OF THESSALONIKI .....thankyou, Katerina and may the sun shine on you! 1.  Sav-A-Dollar Motel, Branson Mass “Hi Class Family Units – A/C & electric heat – Carpeted Rooms – Cable TV…"
Oct 18
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"ME TOO, Katerina and Gang"
Oct 18
Valentine Mark Herman replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"Thanks fore the correction, Alan. there used to be about 7 or 8 pubs in Wiv and we would attempt to have a pint in each of them some Saturday nights. There used to be a pub whose name I forget, at the corner of Belle Vue Rd (I used to work part-time…"
Oct 18
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Ah, sunflowers and the south of France: Sigean in 2012 :-)"
Oct 17
Alan Brignull replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"Dire Muster Canard: https://www.essexstudent.com/americanfootball/ Val, I think your memory is failing you, the pub on the quay is The Rose and Crown. No pub crawls at the moment, not without special permission from BoJo the Virusmaster."
Oct 17

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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 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?

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 

 
 
 

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