Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mail Art: Stamp Collecting's Artistic Cousin #mailart

Mail Art: Stamp Collecting's Artistic Cousin:
"One of the finest practitioners of mail art, including examples of altered mail, is Nick Bantock, whose fantasy correspondence between Griffin, a maker of postcards and the mysterious Sabine, a stamp artist, have their story told via their letters and postcards"

Fluxus and dada were movements that produced much mail art, best described as abstract. And then there were individuals like Ray Johnson and Chuck Welch who produced real art on small cards and envelopes that ultimately went on to be hung in museums and sold in galleries.

How hard is it to take part in mail art? Jennie Hinchcliff says it takes up a lot of time, but that she loves every minute of it.

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