Art Goes Postal—Artists Sharing Postcards

With so many postcards archived on the website, here are a few that we think merit attention.
                   
Dave Freund to Bonnie Lambert Dave Freund to Bonnie Lambert

Dave Freund to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bonnie—Glad to hear teaching suits you—I sure didn't have such a good response at first. Thanks for the swell card. It's displayed prominently. I've lately gotten acquisitive & am collecting photo PC's like an anteater collects ants: "slurp!" I think it's a phase. But fun. Pressing less hard in the teaching, enjoying it more. If I wuz rich we'd all have a weekend in someplace like this pitcher. Love, Dave

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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 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 workshop 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Ellen Manchester to Kenda North Ellen Manchester to Kenda North

Ellen Manchester to Kenda North

livin' the high life—valet service, dinner & lunch at the Duchin room—lots of brilliant people from Rolling Stone, American Heritage, etc. Film makers, poets, historians all talking about the "Real West"? Sun Valley looking good—energy at a high level. Ideal Reality!

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Sandy Hume to Marshall Mayer Sandy Hume to Marshall Mayer

Sandy Hume to Marshall Mayer

Notice that the man in the middle has backs o/crabs toward camera while the men to either side have stomachs up. Also, the red backs function spatially with the shrimp and the red plaid shirt and the book in the ladies hand.

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Mike Mandel to Dave Freund Mike Mandel to Dave Freund

Mike Mandel to Dave Freund

Dear Davey Will be arriving Wash DC Aug 1 May be arriving NYC sometime thereafter—Larry Sultan & I are coming to research the photographic archives of all govern-dementia so we may be on that side of the world for about 3 weeks. If we do come to NYC I'll call & we'll see you again. Just remember to bring me a copy of those topless girls in the backyard or forget the whole think—Mike Mandel—will be at: [address and phone redacted]

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Andrea Jennison to Bonnie Lambert Andrea Jennison to Bonnie Lambert

Andrea Jennison to Bonnie Lambert

After my interview I talked with the Mother to assimilate the events. Good to meet [Thomas] Barrow & [Van Deren] Coke. Spent the afternoon on Saturday w/ Anne Noggle at her house. Interesting. Will call. Love—Andrea

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Les Krims to Mark Johnstone Les Krims to Mark Johnstone

Les Krims to Mark Johnstone

Dear Mark—The Deerslayers and Little People folios are $3.50 each, and the Stack O'Wheats folio is $2.50. I'm sure if you send those amount plus .50c postage to Light Impressions they'll fill your order. I know they have lots of all things you mentioned left, because I was there yesterday. One day I'll try and sit down and let you know some of my feelings about the medium. Verbalizing about it is really difficult for me. Hope Light Impressions comes through for you. Best Les Krims Air Mail

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Gary Metz to Dave Freund Gary Metz to Dave Freund

Gary Metz to Dave Freund

It is exciting and never looks the same, THIS AWESOME BEAUTY, (this is how it looks as it BOILS) just moments away from the glamour and the glitter, the entertainment and excitement, the fun and gaiety. (IT RUNS around the clock.) GM [address redacted]

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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 Klotz Alan Nakagawa Alan Trachtenberg Alden Spilman Alex Richman Alex Sweetman Alfred Appel Andrea Jennison Andrea Klotz Anita Stekel Ann and Jack Vernon Arthur Taussig Barbara Bradley Barbara de Genieveeve Barbara Houghton Barbara Jo Revelle Barbara Migdal Barbara Smith Ben Benschneider Beth Gafarian Bill Edwards Bob Figgis Bob Sauer Bonnie Lambert Brenda Mayer Burnett Miller Candida Finkel Carol Duncan Caroline Hinkley Cheri Hiser Cheryl Bailey Chris Gallagher Chris Wiedmann Chuck Forsman Chuck Hagen Clayton Spada Dan Loewenstein Darryl Curran Dave Freund David Barey David Hamilton David Jekel Debbie Tharp Dennis Staffne 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 Gwen Widmer Harold Jones Heidi Cost Howard Junker Ian Green Irene Borger Jack Fulton Jacky Lavin James Bohnen Jamie Bennett Jay DiLorenzo Jenny Phelps Jerry Burchfield Jim Cannata Jim Houghton Jim Olson 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 Marcia Ganales 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 Patty Hemmingway Seale Paul Berger Paul Briggs Paul Ginsberg 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 Rusty Culp Ruth Thorne-Thomsen 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 Black Tom Breeden Tom Lamb Tom Swope Unknown Victor Landweber Vida Freeman Volkert Volkersz

 

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Aaron Siskind Al Nodal Alan Sekula Alexandre Calder And Farm Andre Kertesz Andy Ostheimer Andy Warhol Anne Noggle Arlene Gould Arthur Knight Barbara Crane Barbara Kasten Barnett Newman Bea Nettles Beaumont Newhall Ben Bivins Bernard Plossu Beth Gallagher Betty Hahn Bill Jay Brassai Brenda Mayer Brian Botel Bunny Yeager Carlton Watkins Carlyn Tucker Carson Graves Catherine Lord Cathy Gauss Charles Desmaris Chauncey Hare Christo Chuck Forsman Clyde Smith Co Rentmeester Colorado Historical Society David Duncan Douglas David Johnson David Vestal Deb Gelet Deborah Turbeville Don Bottcher Don Nice Duane Michaels Edouard Manet Edwin Dickinson Eileen Berger Eileen Cowin Eugene Atget Evon Streetman F. Jay Haynes Frank Barsotti Frank Gohlke Frantisek Drtikol Fred Endsley Fred Lonidier Frederick Sommer Garry Winogrand Gary Emrich George Blakeley George Tice Gerhard Vormwald Giorgio de Chirico Greg McGregor Hank Lewis Harry Callahan Helen Brunner Helmut Gernsheim Hippolyte Bayard Hunter S. Thompson Imogen Cunningham Irene MacDonald Jack Burnham Jack Higbee Jacob A. Riis Jan Aronson Jan van der Marck Janice Belson Jean Honore Fragonard Jean Walther Jeff Schnackenberg Jeffrey Fuller Jim Dine Jim Hugunin Jim Hunter Joan Brown Joan Lyons Joan Redmond John Berger John Divola John Gutmann John Kacere John Klemmer John Schott John Szarkowski Jose Inez Herrera Joseph Beuys Judy Thorpe Karl Blossfeld Kathy Wren Kay Urry Ken Brown Ken Josephson L. A. Huffman Larry Burrows Lee Friedlander Lemasson Lewis Baltz Light Impressions Linda Anthis Man Ray Mark Chamberlain Marsha and Mike Burns Marsha Burns Martha Rosler Mary Donner Mary Ellen Mark Meridel Rubenstein Michael Bishop Michael Langenstein Minor White Nancy Howell-Koehler Nathan Lyons Newton Harrison Paul Bowles Paul Kubic Peter Bunnell Peter MacGill Philip Guston Pierre Boucher Purdy R. C. Bishop R. G. Zellers 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 Saul Steinberg Shelby Lee Adams Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities Susan Larsen Ted Solotaroff Ted Thomas Theresa Luisotti Thomas Barrow Thomas Gainsborough Thomas Hart Benton Timothy O'Sullivan Tod Papageorge Tom Mawn Tom Peterson Tom Steiger Underwood & Underwood Van Deren Coke Victor Schrager Vidi Lange Vincent Van Gogh W. J. Carpenter Walker Evans Wayne Lazoric Weegee Wesley Mayer William Henry Jackson Wilson Meader Wynn Bullock Yoko Ono

 

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