Ebay Does it Again? $8,000 for Mick Boyle, John M. Bennett, John Evans, Ray Johnson (but no Richard C)

Jon Foster posted this on FB. This one even I don't believe. Does anyone know about this?


I'm saving my pennies for a Richard C!

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Comment by jon foster on November 8, 2019 at 1:42pm

So...who wants to mail him and comment on such things?

Peter Huttinger

Volatile [redux]

5038 Gray Rd.

Cincinnati, Ohio 45232 USA

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 8, 2019 at 12:16pm

Thx Jayne, Investigative Mail Art at its best.

I have an extensive Mick Boyle collection, including a shred of his jeans.

Serious inquiries only, please.

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on November 8, 2019 at 11:38am

Once again I put on my librarian / detective hat and...

From the listing I found that the seller of this eBay listing is phuttinger. Item ships from Cincinnati. 

phuttinger is Peter Huttinger, an Ohio-based artist, private art dealer and publisher. This mail art listing is also featured on his website, Volatile [redux] Art, Books and Editions - https://volatilebooks.com.

PH has a special collection in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of the OSU. https://library.osu.edu/finding-aids/rarebooks/peterhuttinger-cms12....

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 8, 2019 at 6:53am

I'm sorry if I confused things by mentioning Richard C. He has nothing to do with this listing. My point was that he is usually involved in these Ebay-mail art situations.

Ray Johnson art can fetch high prices. John Evans pieces can sell well. I did not realize our Mick was in that league.

If you had a good Ray Johnson, seems like you'd go to a dealer/gallery.

Comment by Mick Boyle on November 8, 2019 at 6:05am

Oh, I made a mistake, thanks to Jon Foster.

Comment by Mick Boyle on November 8, 2019 at 5:56am

Ha! This is funny.

I am so glad that I have an original Richard C.

I'm glad you found this De Villo. Wow, 1978 seems so long ago.

Comment by William M on November 8, 2019 at 5:40am

did you notice the other things that seller is selling? i'll be curious if anyone actually buys the piece.

Comment by Adam Roussopoulos on November 8, 2019 at 4:27am

wow.....crazy RICHARD C!!!



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