RayJ Against the Machine or Is Richard Canard Ribbing us? (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Richard - 5.24.2015 - 1

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

May 24, 2015 - Curbing minimalist tendencies, Richard Canard sent me this wonderful piece some time ago that I am just now getting around to documenting. Richard’s usual gift for wordplay and ironic brilliance is expressed here using a strategy drawing from Popart, manipulation of found materials and the visual syntax of vispo. He again reveals himself as an absolute master of the avant modes that have been absorbed into mail art. That all this comes together as a wry homage to “Sweet Baby” Ray Johnson launches this piece into the realm of the Instant Classic, IMHO. Here is the envelope:

Richard - 5.24.2015 - 2

And the reverse:

Richard - 5.24.2015 - 3

I also include a card Richard Canard sent that is a bit more serious.

Richard - 5.24.2015 - 4

Pointed political, social and cultural commentary can be found in the Richard C. canon. He has an itchy trigger finger, as they say, when it comes to firearms, a trait he shares with others in the American grain such as William S. Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway and Richard Brautigan.

Richard - 5.24.2015 - 5

Thanks as ever to Richard Canard for sending this FAB work!

Views: 76

Comment

You need to be a member of International Union of Mail-Artists to add comments!

Join International Union of Mail-Artists

Badge

Loading…

Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-oct-2020.   If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

© 2020   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service