Mail-art by IUOMA member Bruno Chiarlone (Cairo Montenotte, Italy)
July 30, 2013 - I was pleasantly surprised to receive correspondence from Fluxus artist and prolific mail-artist Bruno Chiarlone in Italy. His work appears regularly on Fluxlist Europe (among other venues):
Many mail-artists around the globe are participating in events celebrating the 100th birthday of G(uglielmo) A(chille) Cavellini (1914-1990), who is widely considered to hold a place of importance in the art world similar to Ray Johnson’s.
G. A. Cavellini bio. at Oberlin College:
Bruno Chiarlone was very kind and thoughtful to sign the work he sent. This is wonderful for the archives:
On his IUOMA profile, Bruno Chiarlone reports he has been involved in mail-art since 1980. “At Brescia in 1981, I was appointed by CAG [Cavellini] in person to serve as Master of Ceremonies for CAVELLINI 2014,” he writes. I believe Bruno is fulfilling his commitment in a most extraordinary and dedicated way.
Left to right: George Maciunas, Bruno Chiarlone, G.A. Cavellini. MinXus-Lynxus offers high praise to Bruno for his trademark hat – a fellow Mink Rancher, for sure.
Mail-art by Bruno Chiarlone (Cairo, Montenotte, Italy)
The top scan shows a work on A-5 paper (approximately 8.5 x 11 inches). Bruno also included this excellent postcard-size work in the package. Here is the reverse side:
A veteran mail-artist for sure, Bruno Chiarlone’s envelope has excellent and fascinating stamps:
And the reverse:
Many thanks to new friend Bruno Chiarlone! I will see what I can rustle up to support the cause.