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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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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"BORING POSTCARD OF ISOLE DI BRISSAGO, LAKE MAGGIORE, SWITZERLAND 90,000+ people visit the botanical gardens on this island each year. One of them must have bought this Boring Postcard but never sent it to anyone, because it ended up in my Postcard…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"A BORING POSTCARD OF A BORING BRITISH COMEDY DUO: DUDLEY MOORE (l) AND PETER COOK"
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Valentine Mark Herman replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"Why is this shepherdperson playing a flute while leading the cows? What tune is the shepherd person playing? Do the cows moo in tune?"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"PART 2 OF MORE FROM MIM 7. Green Acres Resort, Lake Okoboji, Iowa "Modern Cottages. Reasonable Rates. Boats; Bait..On Emerson Bay...Beautiful Blue Water.", and the most boring rooms in the whole State of Iowa. (What is an…"
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Valentine Mark Herman replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"Hello Gang! Mim sent me ten Postcards, and wrote "Not so boring, boring, just not that interesting -- you be the judge." We had a meeting at lunchtime to discuss this , 'We' being Mr Boots, Do Ghi, yours truly, and -- but, alas,…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Hello Gang! Mim sent me ten Postcards, and wrote "Not so boring, boring, just not that interesting -- you be the judge." Please see my comment on this in the 'Interesting Postcards!!' Duscussion"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"MORE FROM MIM -- THANKS AGAIN Mme MIM! (Part 1. Part 2 tomorrow) 1.St Karlikirche, Lucerne, Switzerland Anyone like to comment on the architecture? 2.Grimsel The twin-peaked mountain in the background is 2160m high. The hotel (if that's what it…"
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Jennifer Wallace commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"A date we should all have in our diaries? October 1st is World Postcard Day https://worldpostcardday.com/"
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Richard Canard replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"31.07.20 Dare Mister Val M.H., ....absolutely fascinating. I inspected the "Sigean"  postcard photo thoroughly with my glass magnifier & was surprised to see your profile protruding along  the extreme right edge of the…"
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Valentine Mark Herman replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"INTERESTING POSTCARD FROM VAL + DIALOGUE WITH RICHARD CANARD (in abstentia) “Why is this an Interesting Postcard, Val?”, thinks Richard Canard It's interesting because it shows you Sigean where I live, and to where you have been…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"Aha! very interesting :-)"
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Olena Spicer left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"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."
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"The Celery Strykes Again. I'll try and make it simple, Mr C. Send to me at: 1 rue de la Vieille Fontaine, 11130 SIGEAN, France, any or all of the following: i) Boring Postcards ii) Interesting Postcards iii) Money iv) Other (including children,…"
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Valentine Mark Herman replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"Send them to me, Mary, and I'll post them (well, a selection of them if there are very 'many') at: 1 rue de la Vieille Fontaine, 11130 SIGEAN, France. And thanks in advance"
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Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"30.07.20 Dare Mister Val M.H., .... oh, I get it. ....the" Interesting Postcards" will, of course, be disappointing & "boring" & the "Boring Postcards" will continue to be interesting & unique. How clever…"
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Mary J. Grellner replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"Where do I mail my interesting postcards??? Have many"
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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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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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Neil Innes, RIP. Doo-Dah and Dada

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 6:35pm 1 Comment

Neil Innes died just before Christmas.

He wrote the music and many of the lyrics for the Monty Python TV series and films.

He also played in a number of groups, one of which -- a group of art school students -- was the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (which I remember seeing in a three-quarters empty Civi Theatre in Darlington, England, in the 1960's).

The Band was originally called the Bonzo Dog Dada Band, but no one got the reference to Dada, so it was renamed the Bonzo Dog…

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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?

At 4:49pm on December 3, 2018, Cody Whitby said…

hi VMH, i saw your vinyl art group which i am interested in. it only seemed right (to me) to add you also as a friend. will have the $5000 fee in the mail shortly 

At 1:42pm on November 24, 2018, Ficus strangulensis said…

Oh, woe is me! Sob! Sob! somehow I'll survive.

Didn't see that one coming and good one, VMH!

You do know that's Harpo, right?

Y'r [appreciative] ol' Bud, Fike

 
 
 

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