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Mail to Ryosuke Cohen – Japan – October 2018

Letter written and sent to Ryosuke Cohen. He has been making this many Brain Cells that in return I always send him some handmade works so he knows I appreciate his work. This time a larger envelope went to him. Below you can see the cover on which the address was hand painted:

In a few week I will see what he did use or did not use. Just wanted him to get a nice surprise too. The content has also some handpainted fluxus words in it, so he can read them when he gets the piece

Outgoing to Picasso Gaglione – USA

I promissed Picasso Gaglione in USA some time ago to send him some prints of found rubberstamps. So this is the first start to keep that promis. As usual a decorated enveloppe and inside some small surprises for Picasso which I won’t spoil to much in this blog.  Just one detail I will show here and that is a part of a few works I stamped for him:

Outgoing to Ryosuke Cohen (Japan) – September 16th 2017

Ryosuke Cohen has been doing his Brain Cells since 1985, and this year the 1000th issue is expected. I estimate that I have about 400-500 of his Brain Cells in the TAM Archive, including that very first one also. Today I decided to write him a letter and use the typewriter for that.

Because Ryosuke always chooses an image for including on his Brain Cell I always make sure he has a lot to choose from on the enveloppe. The traditional envelopes are made as I print stamps from the TAM Archive on a regular basis to send the collection back into the network in a printed form.