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Mittwoch, 30. September 2009

No. 158 - arriving mail art from Chuck Gattuso (USA)


No. 158 - arriving mail art from Chuck Gattuso (USA) - Chuck has sent a portrait of Bismarck which he has worked out with the use of a wacom tablet. Thank you very much.

No. 157 - arriving mail art "Carnet de Jeunesse" from Yves Maraux (France)

No. 157 - arriving mail art "Carnet de Jeunesse" from Yves Maraux (France) - Yves has found this publication from Paul Masson, who used the pseodonym "Prince de Bismarck". Thank you very much.
see his page at Iuoma: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/yvesmaraux
see his blog: http://echomedia-ym.blogspot.com/

Dienstag, 29. September 2009

No. 156 - arriving mail art from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 156 - arriving mail art from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - I call this sending the "blue bismarckius" after the well known postage stamp blue mauritius - several stitiched silhouettes of Bismarck on deep blue artistamps. Inside she puts as well two stitched slides with the silhouette of Bismarck inside. Thank you very much.

No. 155 - arriving mail art "Schloss Friedrichruh - Fürst Bismarck" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 155 - arriving mail art "Schloss Friedrichruh - Fürst Bismarck" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz has used a historical postcard with an image of the castel where Bismarck has once lived. He combined it with some collages. Thank you very much.

Freitag, 25. September 2009

No. 154 - arriving mail art from Ahmet Demir (Turkey)

No. 154 - arriving mail art from Ahmet Demir (Turkey) -at least Ahmet used one of the Bismarck stamps which I have sent him in my last sending, so I post this envelope here. Inside was just another empty envelope. Thank you very much.

Mittwoch, 23. September 2009

No. 153 - arriving mail art "B. and B." from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 153 - arriving mail art "B. and B." from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - Angela has stitched here the graffti (better to say stencil) of a Banksy rat which I have send her some time ago together with a part of Bismarck portrait. So Banksy and Bismarck are meeting. Thank you very much.
Angela has a mail art call about Amy Winhouse.

No. 152 - arriving mail art "BBBBIIISSSMARCK" from Hong In Young (South Korea)


No. 152 - arriving mail art "BBBBIIISSSMARCK" from Hong In Young (South Korea) - a collaged postcard with a little portrait of Bismarcko create a chair. Thank you very much.
Hong has a mail art call about chairs.
see the blog: http://theartistsbooks.blogspot.com/

No. 151 - arriving mail art "Parteienstaat - Repräsentant - Demokrat" from Rainer Wieczorek (Germany)



No. 151 - arriving mail art "Parteienstaat - Repräsentant - Demokrat" from Rainer Wieczorek (Germany) - Rainer has sent me one of his postcard edition which accompanies his mail art project about democracy and modified it with a comical portrait (I hope it should be Bismarck - I'm not quite sure about the intention) Nevertheless thank you very much.

Montag, 21. September 2009

No. 150 - arriving mail art "Nr. 2" from Roberto Formigoni (Italy)


No. 150 - arriving mail art "Nr. 2" from Roberto Formigoni (Italy) - a colourful decorated postcard combined with rubberstamps and artistamps on it, with a self-caricature of Roberto holding a painting of Otto von Bismarck in his hands. Thank you very much.

Samstag, 19. September 2009

No. 149 - arriving mail art "who knows about Mr. Bismarck???" from R. F. Côté (Canada)


No. 149 - arriving mail art "who knows about Mr. Bismarck???" from R. F. Côté (Canada) - the 6th add&pass sheet from Lothar Trott arrived (see here: http://bismarck-mail-art.blogspot.com/2009/08/no-84-arriving-mail-art-who-knows-about.html), here the modification from Rejean Francois. He cut out parts of the sheet and collaged it together with an image of Bismarck over a page of a telephone book. Thank you very much.
see his blog: http://circulaire132.blogspot.com/
or: http://rfcote.blogspot.com/

No. 148 - arriving mail art from Nicole Eippers (Belgium)


No. 148 - arriving mail art from Nicole Eippers (Belgium) - a collaged postcard with a Bismarck portrait over a part of a bank note. Thank you very much.
Nicole has mail art calls about pigs and about noah's arch:http://piggyonemailart.blogspot.com/

No. 147 - arriving mail art "Otto hätte wohl fabuliert..." from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 147 - arriving mail art "Otto hätte wohl fabuliert ... fomuliert: Der Wunsch ist mir Befehl" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - a collaged postcard from Heinz on which he refers ironically to my last statement that he should sent a little bit less submissions to this call, he used as well an image from Angela Behrendt with the words "es ist schrecklich". Thank you very much.

Freitag, 18. September 2009

No. 146 - arriving mail art "Der Lotse verläßt das Schiff" from Heike E. Sackmann (Germany)


No. 146 - arriving mail art "Der Lotse verläßt das Schiff" from Heike E. Sackmann (Germany) - Heike has sent a computer print out after her drawing. It is a variation of the well known image "dropping the pilot" but here it is a rat with a helmet. Thank you very much.

No. 145 - arriving mail art from Tiziana Baracchi (Italy)



No. 145 - arriving mail art from Tiziana Baracchi (Italy) - inside a decorated envelope some copies of artistamps sheet, in which she combined her portrait with the one of Bismarck. Thank you very much.

Donnerstag, 17. September 2009

No. 144 - arriving mail art "Tag des offenen Denkmals" from Peter Backes (Germany)


No. 144 - arriving mail art "Tag des offenen Denkmals" from Peter Backes (Germany) - a curious and ironic work from Peter which refers to the day of the open monument, which took place some days ago - it is one day in the year where you can visit monuments that are normally not opened to the public. And Peter opened literally a Bismarck monument. Thank you very much.

No. 143 - arriving mail art "otto-matic" from Patrizia C. - tictac (Germany)


No. 143 - arriving mail art "otto-matic" from Patrizia C. - tictac (Germany) - a decorated envelope with a really funny collage inside, it is a machine for chewing bubbles, but in this case all the chewing bubbles have the shapes of Bismarck portraits. Thank you very much.
see her her blog: http://tictac-bubbles.blogspot.com/ she has a mail art call on the theme bubbles.

Mittwoch, 16. September 2009

No. 139-142 - arriving mail art invasion "Otto find' ich gut..." & "Ottomanisch" & "Heinz grüsst Albert und Otto" & "Fürn Arsch" from Heinz W. Lotz (G


No. 139-142 - arriving mail art invasion "Otto find' ich gut..." & "Ottomanisch" & "Heinz grüsst Albert und Otto" & "Fürn Arsch" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - another invasion inside my mailbox - four more collaged postcards in which he used several other images from other submissions to my call - you will find out by yourself looking across this blog. Thank you very much. (personal note to Heinz: Hello Heinz, it is nice that you become so inspired with my call, but I do not want to get overLotzed, so please change down a gear. Bitte einen Gang zurückschalten sonst wird das ja nur noch ein Heinz Lotz Blog)

Dienstag, 15. September 2009

No. 138 - arriving mail art from Takako Saito (Germany)




No. 138 - arriving mail art from Takako Saito (Germany) - as far as I asked Takako personally to be a participant to my call she sent me this conceptual fluxus drawing. Well there is not really a Bismarck portrait on it yet, but it is a drawing of a flowerpot on which is writen "what ever you will put inside the pot, it will become a portrait by Takako". Backsides she wrote that I should hang this drawing to the exhibition and put some colour near to it so that every visitor can complete a copy of this drawing with a (Bismarck) Portrait or whatever. I think this is a nice and real fluxus idea to involve as well the visitors to the project. It made me think a lot about whether to accept this mail art for the project or not, but as far as her work is often open-ended and gives room to play with the audience, I think it will fit well. Is is a bit complex of course but I accept this conceptual mail art for my project for this reason and to give room for interpretations and because it may become interesting during the future exhibition. Maybe there are already some artist who will refer to this fluxus drawing yet. Thank you very much.
see the wikipedia article of this famous fluxus artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Saito

No. 137 - arriving mail art "so mag auch Bismarck ausgesehen haben" from Aloys Ohlmann (Germany)


No. 137 - arriving mail art "so mag auch Bismarck ausgesehen haben" from Aloys Ohlmann (Germany) - an elder postcard from 1976 he declared to be an early portrait of Bismarck. Thank you very much.

No. 136 - arriving mail art "Bismarck Archipel" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 136 - arriving mail art "Bismarck Archipel" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - another collaged postcard from Heinz which refers ironically to the socalled Bismarck Archipel - islands in the pazific ocean. Thank you very much.

Montag, 14. September 2009

No.134 & No. 135 - arriving mail art "Otto mit Fischhelm" & "Wir sind Darmstadt" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)




No.134 & No. 135 - arriving mail art "Otto mit Fischhelm" & "Wir sind Darmstadt" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - two more collageg postcards from Heinz has arrived. In one he refers to the his hometown Darmstadt, the other one with a very special spiked helmet. Thank you very much.

Samstag, 12. September 2009

No. 133 - arriving mail art "Otto finally meets Ray" from Peter Dowker (Canada)


No. 133 - arriving mail art "Otto finally meets Ray" from Peter Dowker (Canada) - Peter has sent his latest postcards edition for the project "a book about death" here with modification fitting to my call. Peter has used as well a little artistamp I have sent to him with a portrait of Ray Johnson. Thank you very much.

Mittwoch, 9. September 2009

No. 132 - arriving mail art "Für'n Arsch - Bismarck zum Thema Kunst" from Uli Grohmann (Germany)


No. 132 - arriving mail art "Für'n Arsch - Bismarck zum Thema Kunst" from Uli Grohmann (Germany) - a print on toilet paper with a speech bubble and the words "für'n Arsch" (for the ass). The envelope is decorated with hundreds of alphabet noodles and the hardly seen sentence on it "there was so much left to tell you". Thank you very much.

Dienstag, 8. September 2009

No. 131 - arriving mail art "wenn das Bismarck wüsste ...!" from Angela Behrendt (Germany)





No. 131 - arriving mail art "wenn das Bismarck wüsste ...!" from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - a filled decorated envelope with some surprises. On the envelope she collaged some political statements of the actual election here in germany. Inside she puts a stiched portait of Bismarck after a little onelinedrawing I sent to her. She got some works from Heinz W. Lotz for modifications. First there is a funny Bismarck puzzle in a Thailand plastic bag. The other postcard was officially approved to be an artwork. Thank you very much.