This oddity arrived a week or so ago.  I nothing of it other than, giving the recent posts about the presence of money in the mail art universe, I thought it might be of some interest.  All the 'artwork' is copies; for example the 'hello Mary' collage has my name written on a label stuck over the original.  The 'dedication' at the top of that sheet is also a label stuck over another name.  None of it inspires me to take advantage of the offer and send money for the book but I give the address here in case anyone else out there does.  You never know it be a bargain . . . 

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Comment by Mary Anne on November 15, 2019 at 10:12pm

interesting different perspectives.  Always useful to gain new information . . .

Comment by Mail Art Martha on November 12, 2019 at 6:18pm

And I feel most strongly that making money out of mail art is despicable. Of course it all may be a stupid joke, I fail to see the humour.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on November 12, 2019 at 6:14pm

I cannot use other's work either, even I need to make an effort to use magazine imagery for collages . But stuff that comes unsigned I find very annoying. It distresses me not to be able to respond properly and it is, on reflexion, inconsiderate of the sender to put anybody in that spot.  

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 12, 2019 at 4:21pm

Mary Anne, I don't see why your response is to execute the piece. I think it's satire concerning the recent mail art and money discussions here at Yoma. I've seen lots of cryptic-satirical things like this.

The Neoists actually sent out requests for fake scholarship funds, sick children & animals to get money to live on. They'd be arrested today. They sought to defraud.

This also raises questions about destroying mail art. I know our friend Ilya from Russia posted recently that it's OK to disembowel m-a received to make new art. I have trouble with that unless the sender includes instructions to destroy the piece. I can't bring myself to destroy most m-a received.

I think this catalog ad you received is clever, in fact.

I can't believe Martha encourages you in this one.

Comment by Mary Anne on November 12, 2019 at 12:47pm

Ah, there we have it . . . I have already chopped it all up and have the beginnings of three little booklets.  Waste not . . . 

Comment by Mail Art Martha on November 12, 2019 at 12:42pm

 I would bin it!



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