Saturday, June 18, 2011

Heebee Post #614 - Roland Halbritter - Nuedlingen - Germany

Nothing short of a standing ovation should be in store for Roland's monumental "Post fur Otto" Mail Art documentation catalog. Otto von Bismarck - yes, the same one the famous WWII Battleship was named after - 19th century statesman and the German empire's first chancellor in 1871. This Mail Art project was wildly popular and it seems that just about everybody who is anybody in Mail Art is included in this handsome and very classy edition. Bravo Roland, Bravo!
The extraordinary response to the Halbritter mail call included Mail Art icons Denis Charmot (above), Luc Fierens, John Held Jr., Ivan Zemstov, Samuel Montalvetti and many others
All of the participants were shown in the fun to read catalog - fantastic!
William Philyaw's 'plate block' of von Bismarck artistamps is a super piece of work.
Dmitry Babenko's portraiture is noble and beautiful. Are the smaller ones ATC's meant for the Artomat machine at the Museum?
There certainly was a full spectrum of artworks to view at the wonderful exhibit in the Museum. The showing itself was a spectacular achievement.
Roland's note explains that copies of this magnificent catalogue can be had for only 8 euros plus S&H! Unbelievable! A postcard of gratitude is on it's way to you in humble thanks for this lovely booklet Roland. I am quite thrilled to have been a small part of it. Thank you very much - excellent job! Bismarck Mail Art. Also: Halbritter Mail Art.

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