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IS SIZE IMPORTANT IN CONTEMPORARY ART?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian C Dengler Sep 27, 2014. 17 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gü Jun 17, 2014. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists everwhere.For more…Continue

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22, 2014. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 31, 2015. 20 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not…Continue

 

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mabb commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Forgot to add pictures of Richard's art;  too busy writing."
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mabb commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Rcvd today from Richard Baudet a wonderful envelope on which he wrote in his beautiful calligraphy and put many delightful stickers:  "Art Postal," with little hearts in a circle;  "Bon Voyage" (to the letter!) among…"
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Group for Cat-Lovers

A group for people who love Cats -- everyone's invited to join, and their cats, of course. We welcome all Cat lovers and any and all Mail Art that features anything about Cats or Kats. Group formerly known as Katerina Nikoltsou.See More
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Carien van Hest's photo
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Crawling

"After crawling, some dancing misschien?"
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PATRICIA LANDON commented on Valentine Mark Herman's photo
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Is this what the virus looks like?

"love the dots of Aboriginal art,very soothing to the eye."
Nov 17
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"17.11.20 Dare Val M. H., ... Sir Bradford easily illustrates your earlier point about how boring postcards can actually be quite interesting---but then, I don't think that I would ever be capable of turning a postcard into a five page…"
Nov 17
Bradford commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"3. Gateway Arch, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial The view is from the top of the Gateway Arch looking west. At the bottom of the card, if you look at the the block just left of the one-block park, the middle building was the old Fur Exchange…"
Nov 16
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Is this what the virus looks like?

"A good artist is way ahead of his time..."
Nov 16
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"FROM THE GARLIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, GILROY CALIFORNIA, BUT NOT TO MY STOMACH BECAUSE I'M ALLERGIC TO THE STUFF "Gilroy...undisputed Garlic Capital of teh World, grows, processes and ships millions of pounds of garlic and garlic products…"
Nov 16
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"SOMETIMES YOU COME ACROSS A BORING POSTCARD THAT MAKES THIS WHOLE PROJECT GREAT FUN. AND HERE IS ONE FROM KATERINA. Loading Iron Ore, Minnesota A classic! The back of the card is wonderful. The description reads " On Minnesota's 'Iron…"
Nov 16
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"FOUR FROM KATERINA THAT ARRIVED SAFELY 6 DAYS AFTER BEING POSTED.  Thanks MomKat 1. The Terrace Hilton, Cincinatti, Ohio 350 guest rooms, located near the Skywalk, walking distance of all sorts of exciting things, etc. And, "The Gourmet…"
Nov 16
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Is this what the virus looks like?

I painted this a couple of years ago when I was in my 'Wannabee Aboriginal Art' period. Now I think it might be what the virus looks like.Stay safe and well, folks!
Nov 16
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THREE MORE FRO MIKEL -- THANKS ONCE AGAIN! 1. Musée de Cluny, Paris, France One of my favourite Paris Musées -- strongly recommended by moi 2. Monument Valley, AZ Never been there. looks a bit scarey. 'Lightning strikes again,…"
Nov 16
Valentine Mark Herman replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"Thanks Heleen. Yes, this is the same sort of thing. But Jackson only picks out the funny bit of the message, and not the whole text. I haven't included any text in my book, and just focussed on the front, visual side of the card. And, as the…"
Nov 14
Heleen de Vaan replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
Nov 13
Sabela Baña commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Today my cat " Cachufas""
Nov 10

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Mail-Artist since:
1952 (when I sent a "Thankyou for my Birthday Present' to my Grandma, and illustrated it with a little drawing). Since then my Mail Art history has been, well, interesting
My Website (without http://):
http://www.val-herman-art.eu
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Well, it's like this, Doc. I've got this thing about the Postlady....
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
billytulip1956@yahoo.com
1 Rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France

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DULL AND/OR BORING?

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 2:36pm 7 Comments

I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) – which also includes women, and, indeed, claims to have 35,000 + members worldwide. (membership@dullmensclub.com)…

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PORTRAIT OF MARY -- an add-and-pass project inspired by Yoko Ono that needs a Mary to get it started

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 4:50am 6 Comments

Yoko Ono was a supporter, but declined to bcome a member, of the early Fluxus movement. She embraced various dAdA ideas.

Her seminal book Grapefruit (1962) contained many references to the use of the mail to advance conceptual art, including the 'Portrait of Mary' below.

There are 28 'Mary's' currently members of IUOMA (including variations on the name…

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FOR NO IDEA'S MINI MAIL ART GROUP

Posted on March 28, 2020 at 4:03pm 0 Comments

Hi!

Please look at the Arty Slide International Group which I started in 2012. It was as Mini as I could think of then. We held 2 good Slide Art exhibitions in France. I still have the Arty Slides (somewhere!) that IUOMA colleagues contributed. Bianca has died, alas. I have gained a Stidio and moved to bigger bits of art.

Here is the text that started it all:…

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOUR NATIONAL MAIL SYSTEM?

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 5:03pm 28 Comments

I wonder what is happening to your national mail system?

In my small village in the South of France, there is sporadic delivery of mail. The local Post Office is closed, and people are directed to one about 10 miles away -- but there is a 'lockdown' on almost all travel, and it's far from clear that a trip to this Post Office to send off some Mail Art would be accepted by the authorities (and, if not, would result in a €135/$150 fine).

The only shop that sells stamps in the…

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At 12:40am on October 28, 2020, Bradford said…

Maintenant, deux baguettes?

At 7:27am on August 6, 2020, Richard Canard said…

06.08.20 Dare Val M. H., ...but of course, Richard's ego is as sensitive as they come ----but still, who am I to stand in the way of Valentine Mark Herman???  (  I enjoy your commentary, insight and  your art.). SinCelery, Richard C.

At 6:06am on July 31, 2020, Olena Spicer said…

Wow, Val, sounds like you are really set on testing my linguistic abilities! Cannot wait to get the card. I can only hope I will accomplish the task. I will go find my old linguistics textbooks just in case :):):) Sounds like fun.

At 3:04am on May 24, 2020, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Valentine,

Samantha was an IUOMA member who died April, 20th. Read her profile story

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/SamanthaPrice?xg_source=profiles_memberList

A number of members corresponded with her. Her personal story and mail art creativity are inspiring.

At 2:56am on May 22, 2020, Jenn Miltenberger said…

To answer your question, I friend those who I plan to send mail to ;)

At 9:21am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 9:19am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

To my dear VALENTINE:

At 11:18pm on December 6, 2019, Jennifer Wallace said…

What's also odd about the Amsterdam church postcard is that I bought it when I was visiting!

At 9:55pm on October 15, 2019, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 6:40pm on January 14, 2019, Suus in Mokum said…

Nearly 3000 photo's. Are you still active in Sigean cultural live?

 
 
 

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