Ilya Semenenko-Basin's Blog (211)

Chuck Welch (a. k. a. Crackerjack Kid) 1

I am very grateful to Chuck Welch (a. k. a. Crackerjack Kid) for the art stamps.

For several days now, a beautiful envelope and four sheets of postage stamps have been lying in my room. I look at them as if they are jewels. This is…

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March 2020 post from Italy

March 2020 post from Italy.
Thanks Fabrizio Bandini from Scandicci (Italy), who sent the collage "Black chimeras".

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March post from France

March post from France.

Thank you to the mail-art artists who sent their works. Thanks to Martine Latrille (Capbreton, France) for the envelope decorated with stamping, and Jean-Charles Boilevin (Montbazon, France) for the artist's…

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Lucia Spagnuolo - 2



March 2020 post from Italy – Easter gift.

My heartfelt thanks to the Italian mail-art artist Lucia Spagnuolo. In the received package-a beautiful catalog of the exhibition dedicated to Fausto Paci, printed works of Lucia and her abstract composition made with a… Continue

Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on April 19, 2020 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

Lucia Spagnuolo







March 2020 post from Italy.

Last year, an exhibition of mail art dedicated to Fausto Paci, the collector and Patriarch of Mail Art on the Appennine Peninsula, was held in Italy. My collage was also present in the halls.…

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Thank you to Sabrina Schmieder

March 2020 post from Germany.

Thank you to Sabrina Schmieder for the image of the Bible dove with an olive branch. Sabrina drew a dove by hand with colored pencils, and wrote a few words in Russian. Lutz Anders invites you to participate in a postcard mail art exhibition dedicated to the end of World War II. I have already sent my collage to…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on April 11, 2020 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

Mail that came to me in March

Mail that came to me in April. I am grateful to the authors who sent their artwork. Thanks, Claire Humphrys-Hunt (Australia) Akiko Shinmura (Japan).

I am grateful for the ADD&PASS sheets; thanks,…

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Thanks Jack Lattemann

Mail that came to me in April.



Thanks Jack Lattemann for postal art. Lattemann, always featured in mail art as Cascadia Artpost, has been building his city for years, a model of some beautiful country, populated by little people who live their own lives. In March 2020, a photo of a composition dedicated to the anniversary of another master of mail art, the canadian artist Anna Banana.

In addition, Jack sent me issue of his own newspaper: an funny parody of the…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on April 11, 2020 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

News

News that I didn't tell in time. My FB account was unblocked after my complaint. A small victory over a meaningless machine...

Dear friends, I thank everyone who responded. Thank you for your sympathy and letters of kindness! Let's continue on our way.

Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on March 14, 2020 at 10:43pm — No Comments

The virus

One artist asked:

Are you quarantining your new mail art for two weeks? Should we be using gloves?

I replied:

This is an important issue. I do not know what to do. Just in case, I keep mail in a package in the hallway. I’m waiting for days or weeks to pass ... I don’t use gloves.

The virus lives mainly in an organic environment. For some time, the virus can live on a metal (plastic) surface, but not for very long. I do not think mail is dangerous. You can…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on March 14, 2020 at 2:00am — 12 Comments

February post

Anja Mattila-Tolvanen…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on March 8, 2020 at 1:52pm — No Comments

February mail. Hurray!

Thea Hollister (Seattle, Washington, USA)

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Février mail


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February mail. Février mail

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Derya Avcı

I also found the picture book in an envelope from Derya Avcı. They are made very boldly,…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on March 7, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

I received two collages from Derya Avcı


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...and a large sheet with her photo

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I received from the Derya the Artist`s stamps


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Thanks to Derya Avcı

I received from the Derya the Artist`s stamps and a large sheet with her…

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Thanks to Derya Avcı

Thanks to Derya Avcı. Here are individual sheets painted with…

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