Sunday, September 22, 2013

Heebee Post #1048 - Herman Kamphuis - Amsterdam - The Netherlands

 Spectacular Singalong Musical Theatre! 
 It appears as though Augustus Caesar has had the night of his life in this peculiar alter-ego "Rondo" portrait. For some odd reason, I am reminded of David Bowie's "Rebel, Rebel".  This large, 11" x 6", sturdily constructed postcard is like a campy movie poster for a Musical Cabaret show.
This is the first time I have seen this "Herkalux" rubber stamping - making it an official Kamphuis work. That and Herman also adds "Voyageur Postal" (Postal Traveler) in reference to the cards destiny.  I like to sometimes print "Where are you going letter?" and have the letter answer "Far, far away". A very similar romantic appeal.
Herman's Mail Art creations are easily identifiable as his particular technique is dramatically unique and curiously majestic.  Pulling one of his unusual beauties out of your post box is quite a treat. A complicated puzzle piece from the mind of the artist, it seems to have a sort of DNA strand look to it. Thank you very much Herman - I love the "Postal Traveler". See you in the mail!

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