Art Goes Postal—Artists Sharing Postcards

With so many postcards archived on the website, here are a few that we think merit attention.
                   
Alden Spilman to Kenda North Alden Spilman to Kenda North

Alden Spilman to Kenda North

14" of snow here last night nobody knows what to do—on my way to Easton PA to check out Walker Evans foot prints What's cookin' good lookin' Love ya Alden

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Judith Golden to Barbara Houghton Judith Golden to Barbara Houghton

Judith Golden to Barbara Houghton

Fri—Feeling low—just got REJECTED from SIU! Really surprised—was sure we'd both make this one! Seemed made for our stuff. Hope you're in. [heart] Love Jude

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Linda Connor to Barbara Houghton Linda Connor to Barbara Houghton

Linda Connor to Barbara Houghton

Dear Barbara My 5 months are just about over, I'm in Bombay now my last stop in India, then London, the East coast right before Christmas—dropped full blast into the middle of the craziness of X-mas, culture shock here I come. Asia has been amazing, not always pleasant but always fascinating. I've just about shot up all 1,000 sheets of film! I will be locked in the dark all spring processing! Even with all I've seen I still don't feel I understand—or have really experienced Asia, I've just been doing the tourist number only with a bigger box. I will be stopping thru Denver to visit my brother before returning to S. F. probably end of Jan early Feb. I'll give you a ring when I get in. Merry Christmas. Love, Linda

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Victor Landweber to Barbara Houghton Victor Landweber to Barbara Houghton

Victor Landweber to Barbara Houghton

Barbara—Hello. What are the official names of the Boulder & Metro galleries—for my resume. Judith [Golden] has signed up for the est training here—for February. I'm real excited that she has chosen to do it. I was voted to the Board of Directors for the L. A. Center for Photographic Studies—A chore or an honor—I don't know, but nonetheless I'm pleased. Be in touch. Victor.

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Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer

Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer

Marsh—Rec'd books fr. Bonnie/many thanks. Suggestion re: OBSCURA (which I still haven't received in the mail)=document whole procedure + send to attention of NEA Visual Arts [it's the only kind of feedback they get re: programs, and is important] Best, Mark

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JoAnn Verburg to Barbara Houghton JoAnn Verburg to Barbara Houghton

JoAnn Verburg to Barbara Houghton

So sorry you're not coming. Got your letter! We'll have to find this place when you come. I've been NUTS since I got back with as much to do for Light as I can possibly handle. [Betty] Hahn, [Robert] Fichter, [Andy] Warhol, [Robert] Heinecken all in last week. [Victor] Schrager, Lyons (Joan) and [Peter] MacGill next week. Can't wait till this is over. See you soon. When? Love JoAnn

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Ellen Manchester to Barbara Houghton Ellen Manchester to Barbara Houghton

Ellen Manchester to Barbara Houghton

Bob says hi Barbara—I'm arriving VAIL Friday 16th for reunion with CMC friends and a wedding! See you in Breckenridge on Saturday? HELP—I'm not ready for this worksop but imagine I'd fake it O.K. Making tons of slides this summer, getting lots done. CAN'T WAIT to see you and spend some time with you at the pool! Love Ellen

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Ellen Manchester to Barbara Houghton Ellen Manchester to Barbara Houghton

Ellen Manchester to Barbara Houghton

Barbara—Hope all's well—are you still riding those Rockies? Bob [Dawson] and I found a great apt. in S.F., even Sophie likes it! New address-phone will be listed after Sept. 3. Wonderful to see you. Love. Ellen [address redacted]

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Ed Ruscha to Mark Johnstone Ed Ruscha to Mark Johnstone

Ed Ruscha to Mark Johnstone

Mr. Johnstone—Thank you for the enlightening & very beautiful book on So. Calif. art. Best wishes Ed Ruscha

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Thos. K. Meyer to Mark Johnstone Thos. K. Meyer to Mark Johnstone

Thos. K. Meyer to Mark Johnstone

Merry Xmas. Thanks for the CDs. More from me to follow Love & mush T.K

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Roella Louie to Mark Johnstone (1 of 7) Roella Louie to Mark Johnstone (1 of 7)

Roella Louie to Mark Johnstone (1 of 7)

Dear Mark FROM THIS RESTRICTIVE LABYRINTH... (#1 "s")

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Ken Abbott to Mark Johnstone Ken Abbott to Mark Johnstone

Ken Abbott to Mark Johnstone

8/12 Hi Mark & Robbi, I'm in Montana, on the Gallatin River, on my way to Yellowstone. Finished a bike tour (no, not the Harley to Sturgis, my pedal-type bike) last week—from Helena to Billings via Yellowstone. Much fun. Back to Yellowstone to see if I can make pictures of campers & such. We'll see. Enjoyed seeing Haynes' photos today in Helena. I'm on to Idaho next. Then San Fran, but back to Denver after that—think I'll try to get to LA in winter. Hey—Jennifer and I are getting married (gulp!) December 29. Come on out & do some skiing & join us! Hee Hee, what fun! Ken

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Alan Trachtenberg to Dave Freund Alan Trachtenberg to Dave Freund

Alan Trachtenberg to Dave Freund

Dear David, Belated thanks for the Penny Publishing catalogue. Wonderful food for seeing. W. E. [Walker Evans] would've loved it. ...It's already spring, but happy new year in any case—Alan Trachtenberg

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Linda Connor to Dave Freund Linda Connor to Dave Freund

Linda Connor to Dave Freund

Dear Dave, I love the feathers! I put them, with the Chinese paper as background in an old print frame and they are now gracing my kitchen. THANKS. Alaska was BIG! I had a hard time getting a handle on it. The totem poles were too tall. But the worst was my BRAND new delux changing bag turned out to be a fogger when used in the sun. I lost my best shots! I could kill, or maybe sue. Listen to some great music, LOUD and think of me. Love, Linda

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Eric Paddock to Mark Johnstone Eric Paddock to Mark Johnstone

Eric Paddock to Mark Johnstone

Mark—Awfully nice to see you & finally spend some time together! I'm pretty interested in the [Robert] Adams/[Timothy] O'Sullivan thing for SPE [Society for Photographic Education], & will eventually send you a draft. Am waiting to hear from G. [Gail?] Murray. Take care & stay in touch! Eric

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Jack Fulton to Kenda North Jack Fulton to Kenda North

Jack Fulton to Kenda North

Will talk @ LACPS [Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies] 11/25 Kenda: Tanx 4 nice epistle. Wish aye wuz there 2 az aye assume tis @ Breckenridge. Have tried 2 slow down liquor as aye am getting somewhat stout and am even entertaining special acupuncture shots to miraculously quit smoking but am still happy. Best Jack Fulton

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Lon Spiegelman to Mark Johnstone Lon Spiegelman to Mark Johnstone

Lon Spiegelman to Mark Johnstone

Dada has died into mail art.

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Lance Carlson to Mark Johnstone Lance Carlson to Mark Johnstone

Lance Carlson to Mark Johnstone

"DON'T TALK TO ME"—phrase overheard in a NYC deli from customer to waitress—NYC phrases I

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Robbert Flick to Mark Johnstone Robbert Flick to Mark Johnstone

Robbert Flick to Mark Johnstone

Mark, What a wonderfully sensitive & promising essay in the landscape book [Midwest Diary]. When we have an hour would like to talk about some of the hidden (hinted at) issues. Bob

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Jim Stone to Kenda North Jim Stone to Kenda North

Jim Stone to Kenda North

Dear Kenda—So far haven't seen your 20x24's (or for that matter, haven't seen Marky) since you left. But I'm sure they preserve your reputation. Was TERRIBLE [sic] disappointed not to see you @ SPE, as I'm sure were Ellen [Manchester], Andrea [Jennison], Mark [Klett] & the rest of the sick crew. It was a blast. Although more sedate than I'd imagined. Probably due to your own absence. I'm finally building a darkroom & ecstatic. Best to J.P. xxx Stone

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Lon Spiegelman to Mark Johnstone Lon Spiegelman to Mark Johnstone

Lon Spiegelman to Mark Johnstone

DEAR MARK Nice to get your chain letter but I don't have time to play though I wish I had. They interest me. I'm already spending 4-6 hrs a day on my mail Lon.

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Larry Sultan to Dave Freund Larry Sultan to Dave Freund

Larry Sultan to Dave Freund

Dear —Ellen M. [Manchester] came by with a sign from you that she's been carrying around presumably in her purse for the past few months. Thank-you for thinking of me and my fat cigars. I hope to be in N.Y. sometime in spring and will give you a call. Hope your life is well and sweet and free of plumbing problems. Best Larry Sultan

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear Bonnie & Marshall—Saw Ellen M. [Manchester] on TV—a short interview w/ pix of [William Henry] Jackson fading into pix of her rephoto project. Very nice. Tomorrow I take my yearly trek up Mt. Audubon (Indian Pks) w/ brother Cole. I always love going up it, and always enjoy views from mt. tops. Hope you are well & happy. Paul

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Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Isn't this a famous [Marshall] "Mayer" Great West site? What a town! Was rather chilly when we were there. Did I send you a card from Red Lodge? great town—back to work—Fall Quarter is in full swing and looking good—Nathan's [Lyons] here and in great/rare form! Hope to see you in Nov/Dec. Love Ellen

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Susan Rankaitis to Mark Johnstone Susan Rankaitis to Mark Johnstone

Susan Rankaitis to Mark Johnstone

Saturday, Dear Mark—Thanks so much for the letter & photo. It sounds like you're doing well. Hope that the problem that you caught in Texas is now over also. I'm getting anxious to get out of school—it doesn't seem to have much relation to doing art. Both of us are totally working now. I'm broke and anxious to get some kind of an income other than my meager teaching salary. I'm glad that you're looking towards California. It's a nice place to be although photographers photo scene seems slate [stale?]. Artists using photo however are doing some very interesting things. Keep in touch & thanks for writing. Susan PS—Please don't give our address or phone # out to any students (I don't know if we every asked you this)

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This whole experience (of reviewing old postcards) is a combination of nostalgia and nausea. Mark Johnstone

Thanks for doing all this; I do have many more cards... Kenda North

This is a really swell idea. Thomas F. Barrow

I'm amazed at the traction your project is getting—it inspires my participation. Dave Freund

This is SOOOO good....I love it.....totally. Lance Carlson

Love this project, will need to do some serious and strategic excavations to find pc's... Ellen Manchester

Very cool to see this. It takes me back! Mark Klett

Good luck with your wonderful project. Sandy Hume

That is a phenomenal website. Thanks! Alan Nakagawa

Ok, my plans for the day are shot! I have to look through some old boxes in the basement. This is outstanding! Sue Robinson

Refreshingly different. Jack Fulton

Postcards To or From Artists
Alan Nakagawa Alan Trachtenberg Alden Spilman Alex Sweetman Alfred Appel Andrea Jennison Ann and Jack Vernon Arthur Taussig Barbara Houghton Barbara Jo Revelle Barbara Migdal Barbara Smith Ben Benschneider Beth Gafarian Bill Edwards Bob Figgis Bob Sauer Bonnie Lambert Burnett Miller Carol Duncan Chris Gallagher Chris Wiedmann Chuck Hagen Clayton Spada Dan Loewenstein Darryl Curran Dave Freund David Hamilton David Jekel Debbie Tharp Diane Germain Ed Ruscha Ellen Land-Weber Ellen Manchester Ellen Van Fleet Ellen Whitney Eric Minuth Eric Paddock Eric Renner Frances Jones Frank Hall Gary Metz Graham Howe Harold Jones Heidi Cost Howard Junker Ian Green Irene Borger Jack Fulton James Bohnen Jerry Burchfield Jim Stone Jim Tittle JoAnn Verburg Jody Boyman Joe Deal John Baeder John Pfahl John Priola Judith Dunham Judith Golden Judy Coleman Judy Dater Karen Huntt Ken Abbott Kenda North Kris Lewis Lance Carlson Larry Sultan Les Krims Lew Thomas Linda Connor Linda Montgomery Lon Spiegelman Lynne Brown Maggie Sauer Mark Johnstone Mark Klett Mark Mayer Marshall Mayer Martha Madigan Mary Virginia Swanson Mary-Linn Hughes Mauro Altamura Maya Ishiwata Michael Ballou Michael Lesy Michael Peven Michael Smith Michaela Murphy Mike Mandel Miles Forst Mimi Weinberg Myrella Moses Myron Wood Nicholas Devore III Nicki Rousselle Pat Wellenbach Paul Berger Paul Briggs Paula Crane Peter de Lory Peter Galassi Peter Zokosky Reed Estabrook Richard Notkin Rick and Suzy Titcomb Robbert Flick Robert Dawson Robert Fichter Robert Flynt Roberta Heinrich Roella Louie Roger Mertin Sandi Fellman Sandy Hume Sarah Black Scott Engel Scott McLeod Serse Luigetti Seth Mason Sheila King Sheila Pinkel Sherry Wolf Sidney Jason Stuart Klipper Sue Robinson Susan Mogul Susan Morgan Susan Rankaitis Thos. K. Meyer Tim Bradley Tim Peek Tina Barney Tom Breeden Tom Lamb Tom Swope Unknown Victor Landweber Vida Freeman Volkert Volkersz

 

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Al Nodal Alan Sekula Andre Kertesz Andy Warhol Anne Noggle Arlene Gould Arthur Knight Barbara Crane Barbara Kasten Barnett Newman Bea Nettles Beaumont Newhall Ben Bivins Beth Gallagher Betty Hahn Bill Jay Brenda Mayer Carlyn Tucker Catherine Lord Cathy Gauss Chauncey Hare Christo Chuck Forsman Clyde Smith Co Rentmeester Darryl Curran David Duncan Douglas David Johnson David Vestal Deb Gelet Don Bottcher Evon Streetman Frank Gohlke Fred Lonidier Frederick Sommer Garry Winogrand George Tice Greg McGregor Harry Callahan Helen Brunner Helmut Gernsheim Hunter S. Thompson Jack Burnham Jack Higbee Jan Aronson Jan van der Marck Janice Belson Jeff Schnackenberg Jeffrey Fuller Jim Hugunin Jim Hunter Joan Lyons Joan Redmond John Berger John Divola John Klemmer John Schott John Szarkowski Kay Urry Ken Josephson Larry Burrows Lee Friedlander Lewis Baltz Linda Anthis Mark Chamberlain Martha Rosler Mary Donner Michael Bishop Nancy Howell-Koehler Nathan Lyons Newton Harrison Paul Bowles Paul Kubic Peter Bunnell Peter MacGill Philip Guston R. C. Bishop Ralph Wolff Rex Westen Richard Pare Robert Adams Robert Cummings Robert Frank Robert Heinecken Robert Motherwell Robert Rauschenberg Robert Sobieszek Ros Baughman Sally Eauclaire Sam Wagstaff Sam Yanes Sandy Ostertag Shelby Lee Adams Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw Susan Larsen Ted Solotaroff Ted Thomas Theresa Luisotti Thomas Barrow Timothy O'Sullivan Tod Papageorge Tom Mawn Tom Peterson Van Deren Coke Victor Schrager Vidi Lange Walker Evans Wayne Lazoric Wesley Mayer Wilson Meader Wynn Bullock

 

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