Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Carlo Pittore 1943 - 2005

Sad news just recieved of the passing of Carlo Pittore- a king pin of the mail art scene back in the 80's. Mark Bloch kindly sent this photo of himself and some friends outside the window of the Galleria Dell Ochio in New York that Carlo ran back then. It was the final show before Carlo moved to his beloved Maine to paint. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him and to get his mail.

A catalogue Carlo put together for the ME festival in the 80's.


Jonathan said...

Thanks for posting this, I wouldn't have known, otherwise. He was a GREAT one.

michael said...

He sure was Jonathan. I didn't have much contact with him over the last fifteen years or so but he was very influential in those early days, giving me addresses and generally being very encouraging. One gets the feeling he was like that with everybody.
Will trya dn find some of Carlo's wonderful stamp sheets and the postcards he made to uplaod here.