De Villo Sloan's Blog – October 2015 Archive (16)

"Fietud" - A Tacky Little Pamphlet (TLP) by Meeah Williams (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Meeah - 10.30.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Meeah Williams (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

October 31, 2015 - I am confident this Tacky Little Pamphlet (TLP) was created by Meeah Williams and that it contains her verse. Nowhere in the pamphlet nor on…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 31, 2015 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Diverse Mail Art Collection by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Ruud - 10.28.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA founder Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

October 28, 2015 - Receiving mail from Ruud Janssen is always an occasion, and the missive blogged today is no exception. The envelope contained a diverse array of…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 29, 2015 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

ErAsemic Writing (Asemic Erasure) by Chris Wells (Worthington, Ohio, USA)

Chris Wells - 10.24.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Chris Wells (Worthington, Ohio, USA)

October 24, 2015 - Lately, I have written about “avant tropes.” This wonderful piece Chris Wells sent is a perfect example. I have written lately that I will…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 25, 2015 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Asemically Yours, by Jan Hodgman (Anacortes, Washington, USA)

Jan - 10.22.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Jan Hodgman (Anacortes, Washington, USA)

October 22, 2015 - Among other artistic pursuits, Jan Hodgman is doing some fantastic asemic writing. I am thrilled she sent me new work.…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 23, 2015 at 12:14am — 5 Comments

"Did you get it?" I think, maybe

Sorry to take up blog space with this. I am always getting messages: "Did you get it?" (Did you receive the mail art?) That is an important question and one good reason why IUOMA-Ning is such a great resource. So here is a list from recent weeks:

Thanks for recent m-a received from (but not limited to): Robert Ridley-Shackleton, Monsenhor enVide neFelibata,…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 22, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Vispo Collabs by Rea Nikonova (Russia), John M. Bennett (USA), Musicmaster (USA) + More!

Jim - 10.20.2015 - 1

Vispo by IUOMA member Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

October 20, 2015 - I conclude the documentation of the phenom mail art package Jim Leftwich sent me with more spectacular vispo. This opening piece (above) is a superb…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 20, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Three TLP (Tacky Little Pamphlet) Collabs by Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett

TLP - 10.18.2015 - 1

TLP (Tacky Little Pamphlet) by IUOMA members Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA) and John M. Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

October 18, 2015 - The mail art package Jim Leftwich sent me that contained the Trashemic Essays also…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 19, 2015 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Trash Tropes: Trashemic Essays by Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

Jim - `10.17.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

October 17, 2015 - I have had the great honor over the last several years of being the first to post works that subsequently have become part of Trashpo…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 17, 2015 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

3 X Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Richard - 10.16.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

October 16, 2015 - My collection of work by Richard C (aka “the hardest working man in mail art”) is growing by leaps and bounds with the arrival of many…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 16, 2015 at 3:22pm — 4 Comments

Accordion Book by Mars Tokyo (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Mars - 10.15.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Mars Tokyo (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

October 15, 2015 - Actually I am not sure whether to call this an accordion book, folio, pop-up or to continue to search for a better term. Maybe you can help, but…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 15, 2015 at 7:52pm — 2 Comments

Catalog of the Historic Phoenix Art Museum Mail Art Exhibition - Are YOU There?

Phoenix Art - 10.12.2015 - 1

Cover of the Phoenix Art Museum Mail Art Exhibition Catalog (October 1 – November 24, 2014) curated by John Held, Jr. and Vanessa Davidson

October 12, 2015 - Deepest thanks go out to…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 12, 2015 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

"Asemic Forecast" by Maria Morisot (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

Maria - 10.10.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Maria Morisot (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

October 11, 2015 - Maria Morisot? Moan Lisa? The Artist Formerly Known As Moan Lisa? I do not know how to identify this prolific correspondent from Iowa at any…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 12, 2015 at 12:50am — No Comments

Inside the Ray Johnson Industry or How to Sell Your Postcards for $12,000 A Piece

An interesting Observer article about the current artworld obsession with Ray Johnson. Pieces are selling for between $12,000-$150,000, according to the article.

http://observer.com/2015/10/meet-the-powerhouse-art-dealer-protecting-the-most-famous-unknown-artists-legacy/

Added by De Villo Sloan on October 9, 2015 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Mail Art by Thom Courcelle (Rutland, Vermont, USA)

Thom - 10.5.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Thom Courcelle (Rutland, Vermont, USA)

October 6, 2015 - I am thrilled to have received mail from old friend Thom Courcelle – one of the first wave Trashpoets – and find he has relocated from Seattle,…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 6, 2015 at 1:21pm — 6 Comments

Zine by Lady & Lord Fugue w/Haddock, Music Master & DKA Post (Hickory, North Carolina, USA)

Lord Fugue - 10.3.2015 - 1

Mail art by Lady and Lord Fugue of Sky City with Network luminaries Haddock, Music Master and DKA Post (Hickory, North Carolina, USA)

October 3, 2015 - I have admired the lush and complex imagery of IUOMA member…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 3, 2015 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments

Minimalism from the Prints of Pop (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Richard - 10.1.2015 - 1

“Minimal Pop” mail art by IUOMA member Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

October 1, 2015 - I have greatly enjoyed IUOMA discussions by and about mail artists whose work has PopArt elements and why PopArt persists…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 1, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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