Friday, April 6, 2007

more postcards

Mail art often revealed this romantic idea of the artist – that one is different, committed, might suffer for art, might live for it. Often these people were behind the Iron Curtain (like Thomas Schulz above) and they did not have a gallery system for the kind of art they liked (not just collage, but most of the modern movements and ideas). Their way to view and share was to mail it out. This is probably why I got more mail from East Germany, Hungary, Poland and the like than anywhere else, but I got it from all over. Leonard Frank Duch (below) was from Brazil.

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