Sunday, October 31, 2004

Snowwhite Jung - Altered Booklet

snowwitejung, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Snowwhite Jung ( Susan Young ) added to this booklet to improve your word power with additional collage drawing and speech bubbles.1985.

Postcard Exchange - Collaboration

postcardexchange, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Four postcards from many sent to Worcester Art Gallery and back again as part of the exchange project I initiated in 1997. Visitors to the gallery added to this image of Archie on the beach in Dorset and sent them to me for additions and I sent them to the gallery again to be pinned up. These are colour copies the gallery sent back to me.

Anonymous - Postcard

patfish, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Can't quite figure out who sent this twenty years after the day it dropped onto my mat. The rubber stampings on the reverse give clues - "Forever Paradise", "Be as active as a SWAMP". Also typed- "Put this on a (rubber stamp of plane) and deliver like a pronto pup".Postmarked Oakland, CA. Any body have any ideas?

Larry Angelo - Letter

larryangelo, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

This letter sent from New York in 1989 decorated with Larry's own hand carved rubber stamps.

H.R. Fricker - Book

hrfricker, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Two pages from a limited edition book, b&w photo copy with added stickers, stamps and collage. A "Tourism Review"
urging networkers during the DAMNED TO BE A TOURIST project to visit each other.1984.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Mittendorf/ Scott /Jones - Postcard

heni&scott, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

This collaborative postcard was first sent to Hazel Jones from Henning Mittendorf in Germany and then to Michael Scott who added the Ray Johnson snake rubber stamp. Michael sent it back to Hazel who sent it to me.1984.

Cavellini - Book

cavellini, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Cavellini sent me several books and piles of stickers in 1981. This one about his trip to California and Budapest in 1980. the cover features a photo of Bill Gaglione and Buster Cleveland in suits covered in Cavellini's stickers.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Michael Scott - Collage/letter

scottletter, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Another "11th Hour pagescape" kindly dontated to the A.1.Archive by John Evans from 1979.

Baroni & Ackerman - Stampsheet

A "Near the Edge" publications collaborative stampsheet by Vittore Baroni and Al Ackerman from 1982.

Michael Leigh - Envelope

celia1972, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Another envelope from 1972 made from a page in a children's book.

Leslie Caldera - Documentation

caldera, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

This book was the documentation for a project to celebrate the birth of one of the masters of collage, Kurt Schwitters in 1887. Leslie a.k.a. Creative Thing made a limited edition of 200 books with over 100 pages of b & w illustrations, many pages in colour with added collage, stickers and rubber stampings as we see on the cover here.

Collaborative "Pass Along" Book

collaboration, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Initiated by me this booklet went to Art Nahpro, Ona Doddle, Part B and Helen Drew? 1989.

John M.Bennett - Envelope and contents

johnmbennett, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

John sent this in March 1983 from Columbus, Ohio. Recycled envelope originally from China.

buZ blurr - Letter and stencil print

buzblurr, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Master of stencil portraiture and stampworks buZ blurr sent this letter in 1983 from Gurdon, Arkansas.

Bernd Lobach - Documentation/book

berndlobach, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

The Bible Of Postage Stamps Part 1 ( not sure what happened to Part 2 ?) this was the hefty documentation for the artistamps project that Bernd organised in 1985. Over 200 pages of black & white illustrations and text.

Anna Banana - Postcard

banana, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

"The Flag of Bananada", made in 1983. Photo by Liz Grogan. On the reverse is a rubber stamp which says-" Send imagery,information, anecdotes, jokes, new stories, etc. that make reference to BLACK, for use in performance...."

Michael Leigh - Envelope 1972

celia, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Not really mail art as such as I knew nothing about the network in 1972 when this envelope was made, but it does not look out of place here and shows how much I was interested in making my mail as attractive as possible. The letter inside was similarly decorated with collage and penned in inks of many colours.

Dietmar Vollmer - Booklet

dietmarvollmer, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Photocopied and rubberstamped 12 page booklet printed for PIPS assembling project in 1998.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

N.Y.C. Chance meeting

nycmeeting, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Five mail artists chance meeting at Stuy. Staion Post office. New York City. 1984.

Michael Scott - Collage/letter

11thhourpagescape, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

One of Michael's 11th Hour pagescapes kindly donated to the A.1. Archive by John Evans.

Rea Nikonova - "Double" Assembling

nikonova, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A "book" assembled by Russian artist Rea in 1984 from 31 pages by 31 artists, including pages by myself, Vittore Baroni,PLG, Robin Crozier, Jonathan Stangroom, Luc Fierens etc. Described as an "International mail art and visual poetry review."

Collaborative Pass Along Collage

passalong, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Passed between John Evans, Michael Scott,and Steve Random and eventually to me. Started in 1976. I got it in 1984.

Artist X - Documentation

newmexico1984, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Photocopied booklet sent back for doc. of "1984- The Year We've Been waiting For" project from New Mexico. Inside the front page it reads "Over 140 entries filled the North gallery of the ASA. The show introduced a lot of people to mail art, and the comments book reflected an overwhelming positive reaction to the show."

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Carlo Pittore - Documentation

mainefestival, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Front cover of eight page catalogue with stamp sheets and cut out postcards etc. for Maine Festival International Mail Art Exhibition 1983.

Collaborative envelope

mpawsonenv, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Sent to Mark Pawson and returend with added rubbertamps and stickers. 1986.

Michael Scott - Postcard

madeinleeds, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

An altered postcard of a work by American artist Ed Ruschca which Michael has changed from Made In U.S.A. to Made In Leeds, his home town. 1984. On the reverse it has a rubber stamp image of the "Large Glass" and the words MORSEL DUCHAMP (sic).

Lon Spiegelman - Envelope

lonspeigelman, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Inside is Spiegelman's Mailart Rag, a news-sheet of just two pages that Lon put out briefly around that time.1983. His mail art alter-ego Penis Fudsworth complains in the first paragragh that" I am trying to overcome the mail-art malady of "backlog", that insidious germ which affects all correspondence artists from time to time. It is the nature of the beast which our daily concerns for family and sustenance pit us against."

John Evans - Collage

evans, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

In the same envelope with this collage was a letter about the meeting at Franklin Furnace and the upset regarding some mail art not exhibited in the recent show (all mail art shows are non-juried and open) and kerfuffle with administrator Dr. Ronny Cohen. John says "Last Friday, & the one before, there were panel discussions on MA @ a thing called Artists Talk On Art. Ronny was the moderator on the 2nd panel but she was deposed before she had a chance to take over. When she tried to defend her position she was shouted down by Ed Higgins who was pretty drunk and she left in a huff. I think she means well but doesn't understand what mail art is about. Oh well, a little chaos can be a good thing now and then."

Monday, October 25, 2004

Eric Finlay - Envelope

ericfinlay, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Another envelope from Eric who combined his interest in computer art and mail art in this sending from 1984. Inside are several more photos of monitor and tv screens with cryptic messages on the reverse. One says- "This is from a teaching notebook of 1980. Chelsea (he taught printmaking there) didn't have a computer at the I "simulated" a computer game by cutting up some plastic with a soluble ink on it...and incorporating it in a gravure monotype collage. It got right up the shirt of the people who hated computers!!!"

David Jarvis - Postcard

davidjarvis, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

David Jarvis a.k.a. Dawn Redwood sent this card from London in 1984. On the reverse he thanks me for the documentation for the "Peace In The World Or The World In Pieces" show shown as part of the Whitechapel Open Exhibition that year.

Vittore Baroni - Art Postale!

artepostale, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

An assembling version of Vittore's esteemed publication from 1984. Including the work of Mark Pawson,Rastorfer,Rockola,Artpool,Minoy and Jupitter-Larsen.

Al Ackerman - Envelope

ackerman, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Envelope sent from San Antonio in 1985 by Al "Blaster" Ackerman. A Harry Bates Club Production. Inside is a letter and some flyers - one announces "The Violent Moron Returns" and goes on to say " Dr. Al Ackerman hits the streets of San Antonio to sell his holy old shoes to the highest bidder! Between the hours of noon and 3p.m. Mainly in the lot of the HEB Shopping Center 2- Look for him in his 89 cent "Ugly teeth" and bedroom slippers."

Creative Thing - Postcard

cthing, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A postcard made to commemorate the 1984 Olypics held in Los Angeles. Stamp design and rubber carving by Creative Thing ( a.k.a. Leslie Caldera ). On the reverse leslie has written- "Posted from the Olympic Post Office, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA. I salute the British Olympic Champions! Zola Budd too!!"

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Steve Random - Envelope

steverandom, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Vintage first day cover from International Stamp Exhibition 1950 recycled by Steve in 1984.

Michael Hyatt - Documentation

1984olympicorwell, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Documentation in form of a weekly diary/calendar for the year 1984 on the theme of Orwell, Music and the Olympics that was taking place in Los Angeles that year.

Mark Pawson - Envelope

pawsonenv, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Envelope made from vintage hair-net packaging. 1985.

Snowwhite Jung - Rubber Stamp

snowwhite, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Print made from hand carved rubber stamps. 1984/5

David Dellafiora - Envelope

dellafioraenv, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Envelope from Australia containing photocopies for Chester Carlson project I did in 1998. Also flyers for "Wipe" David's ongoing assembling booklet of tissue paper related work.

Artist's Trading Cards

tradingcards, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

This project started by M. Vanci Stirnemann in Switzerland. Each participant asked to sent 20 cards and set sent out to all. Top left clockwise - Holger Minotto, Cesar Figneirede, Arno Arts? and Rodleen & Ed Giecek.1996.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Robin Crozier - Collaged Book

crozierlake, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

I sent Robin this book when he moved to the Lake District in late 90's. Some weeks later it arrived back transformed and full of collages , mostly from a children's book called the Hebrew Postman.

Alan Turner - Postcard

alanturner, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Hand made rubber stamped postcard by Alan Turner (U.K.) 1997.

K. Frank Jensen - Documentation

doc-k.frank.jensen, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Page from documentation by Denmark's K. Frank Jensen of The Playing Card Transformation project. This page features cards by Louise Heroux, Barbara Hilmer-Schroer,Dietmar Vollmer and Henning Mittendorf. 1998.

Obvious Front - Artist's Trading Card

obviousfront, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Trading card made from plexiglass with image etched into it.1999.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Mail Art meeting - Tate gallery

japantate, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Here for the Running Man (Dennis Banks) project, we see myself,Ryosuke Cohen, Shozo Shimamoto and Mayumi Handa outside the Tate (Britain) gallery in Aug. 1990.

Mail art meeting - California

californiama, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Photo kindly sent to me by Creative Thing (Leslie Caldera) squatting in front of fence. Others from left to right are - the late Lon Speigelman, Judith Hoffberg, ?, Angela, Johnny Tostado, John Evans, ?, Lee Speigelman, Peter Kusterman and behind car it's Skooter. August 1992.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Dave Zack - Postcard

essenseofnut, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Hand drawn(pen & ink) postcard from Dave Zack in Tepoztlan in Mexico. 1983. On the reverse he writes - " An incredible Nut document has come to us, Libel for Libellus, forwarded by Hetty Huisman, the publisher of this elegant volume, Void Distributors, Amsterdam. This collection of correspodence relating to a llittle old dutch lady's odysseyiam jaunt around America in search of Pure Essense of Nut...."

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Serge Segay - Self portrait

sergesegay, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Serge was a mail art pioneer in the former U.S.S.R. when such things were repressed. Serge had not access to photo-copiers so reduced to using his body as a printing press! Mid 1980's.

Tim Drage - Object

DSC00910.JPG, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A single record sent from Wales with the address written on the vinyl. It plays still but a bit crackly! Late 90's.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Flea Art - Envelope

fleaart, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

An envelope from Flea who joined the mail art network briefly in the mid 90's.

Henning Mittendorf - Trading card

henning, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

One of the first "Artist's trading cards" made in 1985 by Art/Life in Hamden CT. On the reverse it says-
"AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK. Mail-art is much more than the established traditional artworld. It consists of an international network which brings more friendship, individualism, sensibilty, freedom, love, hope, confidence, tolerance, pluralism, democracy, social balance and peace into the world and into everyone involved."