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Samstag, 30. Januar 2010

I have some of these sheets left, if anybody is interesting in having one of it, please let me know in a comment - it is a little article about my mail art project - only in german

No. 374 - arriving mail art "conceptual pot" from Peter Dowker (Canada)


No. 374 - arriving mail art "conceptual pot" from Peter Dowker (Canada) - Peter has sent it as a postcard, it is the 7th submission of the conceptual pot by Takako Saito (which can be seen here: http://bismarck-mail-art.blogspot.com/2009/09/no-138-arriving-mail-art-from-takako.html). Peter put three letters of the sign language "O V B" inside the pot. Thank you very much.see his blog: http://flipflopmailart.blogspot.com/

No. 373 - arriving mail art "Stickvorlage" from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 373 - arriving mail art "Stickvorlage" from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - the embroidery sample which was sent by Uli Grohmann to Angela (see No. 372) has been modified in this way, Angela just stitched the frame around and said "no more cross stitchings any more" on the backside she fixed some colour threads to stitch it myself. Thank you very much.

No. 372 - arriving mail art "Stickvorlage" from Uli Grohmann (Germany)


No. 372 - arriving mail art "Stickvorlage" from Uli Grohmann (Germany) - Uli has sent a photograph of an embroidery sample he has sent to Angela Behrendt. The very same day this modified sample came into my mail box - see No. 373. Thank you very much

No. 370 & No. 371 - arriving mail art "Ottos Asche" & "Otto finde ich gut" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)





No. 370 & No. 371 - arriving mail art "Ottos Asche" & "Otto finde ich gut" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - two more funny sendings from Heinz, the first one is sent in an envelope he got from Angela Behrendt, inside he puts a matchbox with the ash of Otto. The second is a collage: Otto is surfing on his helmet. Thank you very much.

Freitag, 29. Januar 2010

No. 369 - arriving mail art from Stan Askew (USA)


No. 369 - arriving mail art from Stan Askew (USA) - an artprint made out different postage stamp in which he collaged a Bismarck portrait. Backsides another Bismarck with butterfly wings. Thank you very much.

Donnerstag, 28. Januar 2010

No. 368 - arriving mail art "es gibt immer eine Lösung" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 368 - arriving mail art "es gibt immer eine Lösung" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz refers to his very much sendings I got fot this call and asked me whether I'm overlotzed. Thank you very much.

Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2010

No. 367 - arriving mail art "Das ist langsam zu einseitig!" from Ahlrich van Ohlen (Germany)

No. 367 - arriving mail art "Das ist langsam zu einseitig!" from Ahlrich van Ohlen (Germany) - lots of little Bismarcks all are calling "Bismarck" except one who told that this is becoming lopsided. And indeed Ahlrich just illustrate only one side of the card - the other side is blanc. Thank you very much.

Dienstag, 26. Januar 2010

No. 366 - arriving mail art "geliebt und gefürchtet - Der Bismarck Hammer" from Wolfgang P. Brunner (Germany)


No. 366 - arriving mail art "geliebt und gefürchtet - Der Bismarck Hammer" from Wolfgang P. Brunner (Germany) - a modified commercial postcard with a hammer on it. Thank you very much.

No. 365 - arriving mail art "Biß-Mark" from Gunter Schwind - arttower (Germany)


No. 365 - arriving mail art "Biß-Mark" from Gunter Schwind - arttower (Germany) - a collaged postcard with different Bismarck images and labels on it, similar to his last one. Thank you very much.

No. 364 - arriving mail art "Grüne Häutungen" from Anonymous (Germany)


No. 364 - arriving mail art "Grüne Häutungen" from Anonymous (Germany) - it came without any senders address, but I think it is from Heinz Lotz - if not, please rebel. It is a commercial postcard of fishes with jackets and with extra collaged Bismarck faces on their shoulders. Thank you very much.

Montag, 25. Januar 2010

ottos mops

ottos mops trotzt
otto: fort mops fort
ottos mops hopst fort
otto: soso

otto holt koks
otto holt obst
otto horcht
otto: mops mops
otto hofft

ottos mops klopft
otto: komm mops komm
ottos mops kommt
ottos mops kotzt
otto: ogottogott

(Ernst Jandl)

maybe you can illustrate this famous poem ?

No. 363 - arriving mail art "add&pass sheet" from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 363 - arriving mail art "add&pass sheet" from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - Angela has sent this add&pass sheet which refers to Otto von Bismarck, so I will keep into the collection and do not sent it once more. I have sent a biographical data sheet from Rita da Costa with some modifications to Peter Dowker, he did also some modification to the sheet and passed it on to Angela Behrendt, she did again another modifiaction to it and she sent it back to me now. Thank you very much.

No. 362 - arriving mail art "Treib's nicht weiter auf die Spitze!" from Ahlrich van Ohlen (Germany)


No. 362 - arriving mail art "Treib's nicht weiter auf die Spitze!" from Ahlrich van Ohlen (Germany) - another wordpun from Ahlrich refers to the peaks of Bismarck's helmet and which means "do not to carry it to extremes any longer" - the helmets are peak to peak. Thank you very much.

No. 361 - arriving mail art "Fraulein, haben sie das? ... noch ein Kissinger Diktat" from Uli Grohmann (Germany)


No. 361 - arriving mail art "Fraulein, haben sie das? ... noch ein Kissinger Diktat" from Uli Grohmann (Germany) - Uli refers to the so-called Kissinger Diktat, a political statement which was written by Bismarck during his stay in Bad Kissingen. He illustrated it with a portrait of Mr. Henry Kissinger. Thank you very much

Samstag, 23. Januar 2010

No. 359 & No. 360 - arriving mail art "the green side of life?" & "Hüte Hüte" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)




No. 359 & No. 360 - arriving mail art "the green side of life?" & "Hüte Hüte" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz made a postcard out the exhibition flyer I sent to him and which he has modified with a Bismarck face and the helmet. The other card was send without any valid postage stamp. Bismarck got here a mustache made out of a green wrapper of a candy. Thank you very much.

No. 358 - arriving mail art "Fake" from Gunter Schwind - arttower (Germany)


No. 358 - arriving mail art "Fake" from Gunter Schwind - arttower (Germany) - a collaged postcard with different Bismarck images. Thank you very much.see his blog: http://arttowersmailart.blogspot.com/

Freitag, 22. Januar 2010

No. 357 - arriving mail art "Immer noch eisern dabei!" from Ahlrich van Ohlen (Germany)


No. 357 - arriving mail art "Immer noch eisern dabei!" from Ahlrich van Ohlen (Germany) - another portrait of Bismarck by Ahlrich. I interpret his statement as following "still on running iron-ically" Thank you very much.

No. 355 & No. 356 - arriving mail art "Gold-Ei" & "Ottos Wohnzimmertapete" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)





No. 355 & No. 356 - arriving mail art "Gold-Ei" & "Ottos Wohnzimmertapete" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz made a postcard out of a egg box and asked the question what has Bismarck to do with eggs. The other one is collaged with wall papers, inside the flyer I sent to him and which he has modified with Otto von Bismarck and Andreas Hofer portraits (my last call). Thank you very much.

Donnerstag, 21. Januar 2010

No. 354 - arriving mail art "Schöner Wohnen mit Bismarck" from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 354 - arriving mail art "Schöner Wohnen mit Bismarck" from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - a funny sending from Angela, which is titled "beautiful living with Bismarck" on the envelope a couch with cushions on it. Inside the envelope a real cushion with a stitched portrait of Bismarck, worked out after my stencil I did once. Thank you very much - my home is getting now much more comfortable.

No. 353 - arriving mail art "Immer auf Zack" from Ahlrich van Ohlen (Germany)


No. 353 - arriving mail art "Immer auf Zack" from Ahlrich van Ohlen (Germany) - the mail art is worked out on both sides, one side with an old historical postage stamp with a Bismarck portrait - Ahlrich worte on it "du bist ja ne Marke" a wordpun on the name of Bis-marck. On the other side he is playing with the helmet where the A of the word "Zack" is the pin of it. Thank you very much.

Mittwoch, 20. Januar 2010

No. 352 - arriving mail art "wenn ich Bismarck wär..." from Wolfgang P. Brunner (Germany)


No. 352 - arriving mail art "wenn ich Bismarck wär..." from Wolfgang P. Brunner (Germany) - a modified commercial postcard with a helmet person who was thinking to be Bismarck. Thank you very much.

Dienstag, 19. Januar 2010

No. 351 arriving mail art "conceptual pot" from Vittore Baroni (Italy)



No. 351 arriving mail art "conceptual pot" from Vittore Baroni (Italy) - Vittore has sent lots of paper stuff and the 6th submission of the conceptual pot by Takako Saito (which can be seen here: http://bismarck-mail-art.blogspot.com/2009/09/no-138-arriving-mail-art-from-takako.html). Vittore collaged a big sized artistamp on it with his face and made some drawings on it: the typical helmet, besides some rubberstamp prints and further information. Thank you very much.