A small selection of stampsheets from the TAM-Rubberstamp Archive. Just click on a single one and get a detailed view of the sheet. These ones were actually sent to the Stendhal Gallery in New York and exhibited there in April 2010. I was there for the opening and a few days later even gave a lecture there.
In the first years of collecting prints of Rubberstamos, I also kept a list of all the contributors, and sent a print of that list to participants.That way the network grew and the mail-artists knew who was using rubberstamps. They also could contact eachother. Besides the address list, there were also pages in it with reprints of the rubberstamps that came in. This booklet grew over the years and is in many hiostoric collections. In the middle of the 90-ies these bookles became more professional.
Below you find a sample of how the newest booklets looked like:
I am sending Ruud Janssen’s letter collecting fluxform rubber stamp impressions for his archive to Denis Mizzi for forwarding to you and to David Dellafiora and to Pete Spence. I think everyone has everyone’s address except maybe yours. Can you email an update for yours to Denis at the e-address on the Cc? And please Carbon copy it through to me.
Hope you are hunky-dory and that your dory is hunky.
Best to you and your art.
That bottom bit with the not yet RETOUR GECONTROLEERD with the missing bit of visual language is ultimately for Eberhard Janke in Berlin with a Mediterranean solution from off the top of Vittore Baroni’s eclectic electric head.
Can someone tell Bill Gaglione that Tony Twigg and I over the phone found something from him from one of his places in the States in the archive of the Australian National Gallery in Camemberta.
This rubberstamp is part of the TAM Rubberstamp Archive. Also used sometimes on outgoing mail-art when needed. For more stamps see also: http://tamrubberstamparchive.blogspot.nl/