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Samstag, 31. Oktober 2009

... next postal experiment ...



I will drop the envelope as well as the letter separately inside the mail box. I just put some extra Bismarck artistamp on it. just to see what the post office will do with it, maybe they bring both together? a kind of conceptual art.

No. 197 & No. 198 - arriving mail art "Er wurde einfach nicht mehr gebraucht..." & "Otto's Beste" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)



No. 197 & No. 198 - arriving mail art "Er wurde einfach nicht mehr gebraucht..." & "Otto's Beste" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz has sent two mail art, one is a collaged postcard with refers two the famous image "Der Lotse geht von Bord" (dropping the pilot). The other one is a package of fishes. Thank you very much.

No. 196 - arriving mail art from me (Germany)


No. 196 - arriving mail art from me (Germany) - the envelope of the postal experiment (see below) came already with a second cancelation of the postage stamp, nothing more.

Freitag, 30. Oktober 2009

... next postal experiment ...

this already sent envelope I will bring back to the mail box to see what will happen, whether it will come back to me. I just put an extra Bismarck artistamp on it. It is already openend and extremly damaged with no more further stuff inside. I hope the post office will plastify it and put an excuse labels on it. If it came back in the very same way, I will post it again and again and again. I have the idea to do this now with all my normal envelopes I got in the future - a kind of conceptual art.

No. 195 - arriving mail art "Bismarck" from Uli Grohmann (Germany)


No. 195 - arriving mail art "Bismarck" from Uli Grohmann (Germany) - a picture which explains the longdrink called black velvet a so-called favourite drink from Bismarck and sometimes as well called after his name. The drink is made out of Guiness beer and champaign or sparkling wine is. Uli combined here as well a faked postages stampo with a real one, both were canceled with the special postal stamp "Nachträglich entwertet" (canceled afterwards). Thank you very much.

No. 194 - arriving mail art "Mit Schnäuzer, etwas plem plem" from Wolfgang Skodd (Germany)


No. 194 - arriving mail art "Mit Schnäuzer, etwas plem plem" from Wolfgang Skodd (Germany) - it is not only a mail art but as well a mailbart (mail mustache). Revering to the Mustache of Bismarck he was looking into the internet for this purpose and came to the conclusing that Heiner Brand has a similar one. Thank you very much.
see his blog: http://bananaunderground.blogspot.com/

No. 193 - arriving mail art from me (Germany)


No. 193 - arriving mail art from me (Germany) - the experiment worked so far that it came back (see below) but the post office noticed the faked postage stamp and stamped "Postwertzeichen ungültig" (non valid postage stamp) next to it another special postal stamp "Nachträglich entwertet" which means canceled afterwards. So the head of Bismarck has been canceled, thats funny. In between the handwriting with blue editing pen "96", the taxe rate to pay, but I do not have to pay anything. It's fun and I will try it again next time. Maybe try it as well.

Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 2009

... starting a new experiment with fake postage stamps ...


... starting a new experiment with fake postage stamps ...
with this card, one of the multiples with god, I try to get this card back without using a valid postage stamp on it. I will drop this card into the postoffice mail box. Just to see what will happen. Will it come back, and how, do I have to pay taxes for it ?

the returnings of the Bismarck Mail Art to Achim Heidemann (Germany)



the returning pieces of the Bismarck Mail Art to Achim Heidemann (Germany) - the former mail art No. 183 for modifications the envelope 1142 and one of the multiples with God, just to see what will happen, inside some more stuff.

No. 183 a - arriving mail art from Achim Heidemann (Germany)


No. 183a - arriving mail art from Achim Heidemann (Germany) - an extraordinary mail art because Achim, who has sent already one mail art to the call (see here: http://bismarck-mail-art.blogspot.com/2009/10/no-183-arriving-mail-art-1815-o-vau-be.html) has some new ideas to modify his older mail art. He made some proposals on this envelope which I have to send back to him because it is part of his project. He wants me to sent back as well his Bismarck mail art so that he can modify it to be more critic about the person Bismarck. As far as I understand the symbolic question marks around the Bismarck Portrait in the first status will afterwards turn more into a cross of the 3rd Reich - the swastika. In a way a kind of conceptual art or fluxus. Thank you very much.

No. 192 - arriving mail art from Celestino Neto (Brazil)




No. 192 - arriving mail art from Celestino Neto (Brazil) - Celestino has sent me a big size drawing - a portrait of Bismarck. The sending came a bit damaged and has been opened and passed by the german customs. Thank you very much.

No. 191 - arriving mail art "dort unten aufräumen..." from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 191 - arriving mail art "dort unten aufräumen..." from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz has used an image of a performance of the chinese artist Ai Weiwei and modified it the into a portrait of Bismarck. Thank you very much.

Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2009

No. 190 - is this mail art too?


this I found today in my mail box, without any address without any postage stamp, nothing but a plastic cover of "edle Bismarck Heringe" - who has eaten this fish?

Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2009

No. 188 & No. 189 - arriving mail art "Im Land der hohen Hüte" & "Berlin Bismarckburger Tor" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)




No. 188 & No. 189 - arriving mail art "Im Land der hohen Hüte" & "Berlin Bismarckburger Tor" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - two more mail art from Heinz, the first refers to the typical high military helmet Bismarck wears sometimes, the other one is an old little pennant Heinz has modified - the Brandenburger Tor turns into a Bismarckburger Tor. Thank you very much.

No. 187 - arriving mail art from Peter Dowker (Canada)


No. 187 - arriving mail art from Peter Dowker (Canada) - a postcard which has travelled quite a lot - in its origin it is a postcard from Bernd Reichert from Belgium which he has obviously sent to Bruno Chiarlone in Italy, Bruno modified it with collages and sent it to Peter Dowker in Canada, and Peter modifed it once more an sent it back to europe. Thank you very much.
how the status looks like before you can see here: http://flipflopmailart.blogspot.com/2009/09/received-from-bruno-chiarlone.html
Peter's blog: http://flipflopmailart.blogspot.com/

Montag, 26. Oktober 2009

No. 186 - arriving mail art "Otto & Camilla" from Angela Behrendt (England)


No. 186 - arriving mail art "Otto & Camilla" from Angela Behrendt (England) - annother mail art Angela has sent from her short trip to London. It is a wedding image with Otto von Bismarck and Camilla Parker-Bowles. Thank you very much.

Samstag, 24. Oktober 2009

No. 185 - arriving mail art "14 Käufer, erhängt" from Wolfgang Skodd (Germany)


No. 185 - arriving mail art "14 Käufer, erhängt" from Wolfgang Skodd (Germany) - a special correspondence between Wolfgang an me about similar words like "14 Käufer, erhängt aso." more about that can be seen on his blog as well as ob my blog with the outgoing mail art. Here backsides with a Bismarck caricature, so I post it here, Thank you very much.

Freitag, 23. Oktober 2009

No. 184 - arriving mail art from Pàl Csaba (Hungary)


No. 184 - arriving mail art from Pàl Csaba (Hungary) - an enigmatic portrait of Bismarck combined with collage an oil painting. backsides as well a strange creature. Thank you very much.

No. 183 - arriving mail art "1815 O. vau. Be. 1898" from Achim Heidemann (Germany)


No. 183 - arriving mail art "1815 O. vau. Be. 1898" from Achim Heidemann (Germany) - a collaged portrait of Bismarck with a symbolic cross around on the text of Bismarck's biography. Thank you very much.

No. 182 - arriving mail art "Gestern noch Luxus heute schon Fluxus" from Uli Grohmann (Germany)


No. 182 - arriving mail art "Gestern noch Luxus heute schon Fluxus" from Uli Grohmann (Germany) - a decorated envelope with obviously a self made postage stamp but together with a real one. Inside the same quotation of Bismarck I got some days ago from Angela Behrendt, here with a beer mug with the face of Bismarck. Thank you very much.

No. 181 - arriving mail art "Otto Von" from Mick Boyle (USA)


No. 181 - arriving mail art "Otto Von" from Mick Boyle (USA) - a digital collage and modification of a historical Bismarck portrait. He has a mail art all on radish. Thank you very much.

No. 180 - arriving mail art from Servane Morel (Belgium)

No. 180 - arriving mail art from Servane Morel (Belgium) - a painted portrait of Bismarck in mixed media. Thank you very much.

... return to sender ...


the card which I posted last week to Rysuke Cohen came back this way - the postoffice wanted to have more money, no idea why - I'm tempted to keep it for the project.

Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009

No. 179 - arriving mail art from Ahmet Demir (Turkey)


No. 179 - arriving mail art from Ahmet Demir (Turkey) - another envelope with an enevelope inside to return tu Ahmet. He just used a little image of Bismarck in the upper left corner (a rubberstamp which I did once). Thank you very much.

No. 178 -arriving mail art "ABC Pflaster..." from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 178 -arriving mail art "ABC Pflaster..." from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - a new collaged Bismarck creature arrived today. Thank you very much.