Art Goes Postal—Artists Sharing Postcards

With so many postcards archived on the website, here are a few that we think merit attention.
                   
Mark Johnstone to Eric Minuth Mark Johnstone to Eric Minuth

Mark Johnstone to Eric Minuth

The dry spell endeth so poureth forth from the lips of the fugitive from fiction sweet words encircling hard + pointed words thrusting, deceptive words entrapping, all is written so in the PURSUIT OF PULCHRITUDE

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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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Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bon—Wonderful to talk to you the other night! God I miss you. Still really don't have many friends in Breckenridge, but things are looking better. May get a full-time job and NEA survey grant may come through. Went dancing with David Johnson at S.P.E.! He's fine, also saw Peter de Lory, Joan Redmond, lots of old buddies—not as as much fun as other S.P.E.'s though. Love to you both, Ellen forgot to mail this

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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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Peter Galassi to Bonnie Lambert Peter Galassi to Bonnie Lambert

Peter Galassi to Bonnie Lambert

8 April 77 NYC [In case you didn't guess, this pic is about love] Dear Bonnie—You made it into Light Gallery sooner than you thought; as a subject in a Dave Freund picture (you're seen mostly from behind—but unmistakably you—and a girl cut in half on a porch on the right). The show is not bad—that VERY delicate sensibility; my only objection is that technically they're a little sloppy: fuzzy & grainy which is bad for all the delicate stuff. But still pretty good. Dave seems happy & we had a nice talk at the openning [sic], and that Harold [Jones] produced some sort of elegant demonstration. Does the show look good? Nice frames? The [Robert] Rauschenberg show here is marvelous—what's terrific is that he was willing to try anything. Jonnie & Susan, back from England, send love. P.

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Mark, This is an example of my work for the book—I hope its' [sic] in one piece. Sorry we didn't get to look at you're book stuff—we actually came looking for you after the printer but nowhere to be located. I'll most likely be down for the 4th with some work—I'll probably call to verify anything. I moved—[address redacted and phone]. Just finished applying to Ferguson Grant to pay for this book—I sure home Scott [McLeod] can do a better job—200 line screen AT LEAST. We all want it nice. Molly's getting excited to come. Marshall

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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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Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bon—The best thing about NOT travelling with you is sending you cards! Of course I'm having a fantastic time—god—I almost want to go back to school! Hear that Victor [Schraeger] is out of town—LEAVE your stuff for him to see. Love, Ellen

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Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund

Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund

Dear Dave—Have we found a bar for you! The Zanzabar. Very cowboy. A bull-rider in a white hat asked me to dance: "Where you from?" "Boulder." "I bought a pickup in Boulder. You a college girl?" "Yes." "I thought so; you look pretty smart. Can I take you home tonight?" "No." "Why not? I'll probably never see you again." "Right." See you in Aug. Bonnie

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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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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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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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Other Artists "In the Text"
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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