RAY JOHNSON ON FLOP ART - Clive Phillpot Fragments of telephone conversations between Ray Johnson and Clive Phillpot,
the Museum Of Modern Art Library, New York.
Spanning 1988 - 1994 the conversations are accompanied with illustrations mailed to Clive in parallel
with the phone calls.
2008, 15 x 10 cm, 40 pgs.
RAY JOHNSON MEMORIAL POSTCARD Since Ray Johnson's death in 1995, I have made an edition of 20
postcards after each time I've been to New York. Flock Dead-eye bunnies on tourist postcards,
rubber stamped on the reverse,
each one is slightly different.
Mark Pawson 2008-16, Signed, numbered and dated.
FANTASTIC ARCHITECTURE - eds. Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell
"This documentation of ideas and concepts of a new polymorphous reality is offered as
evidence of the methods and processes that were introduced by FLUXUS,
HAPPENINGS, and POP. A demand for new patterns of behaviour - new unconsumed
ENVIRONMENTS. The accent in all of the works in this book lies on CHANGE - i.e.
EXPANSION of physical surroundings, sensibilities, media, through disturbance of the
familiar. ACTION IS ARCHITECTURE! EVERYTHING IS ARCHITECTURE! . . .
our projects - our
environments are meant to free man. ONLY THE REALIZATION
OF UTOPIAS WILL
MAKE MAN HAPPY AND RELEASE HIM FROM HIS
FRUSTRATIONS! use your
imagination! Join in . . . share the power! share property!" - from the introduction.
36 contributors each have their own section of text/blueprints/drawings/collages/photos/ proposals, interspersed with captions from the editors printed on tracing paper.
A beautifully produced reprint of the original, published by Something Else Press in 1970,
Clothbound Hardback with dust jacket, 200 pages, Primary Information, 2015.
ON KAWARA POSTCARD Mark Pawson, 2014, Rubber Stamps on White Card,
each card is individually dated stamped on the reverse.
Edition size ≤ the number of days since On Kawara died.
The first section of whipping jumpy squirts is
pages of text-based badges,
many previously unseen,
made in tiny quantities or only distributed at specific events.
The second part is a 10 page, 2250 word typewriter poem/concrete poem, which gives the book it's title. This mammoth, grid formation text piece was created in 1994 and appears in print for the first time.
Each copy of
whipping jumpy squirts is slightly different,
ink colours and page order were repeatedly changed during production.
A5, 32 pgs, 2014/2019, digital stencil print/Risograph, numbered edition of 250
G.P.O. versus G.P-O - MAIL ACTION
In 1976 Genesis P-Orridge, Performance Artist, Musician, Mail Artist and Youth Leader
was prosecuted for sending several postcards with 'indecent designs or images' through the
British postal system. He decided to turn this court case into an art event/performance
which is thoroughly doccumented in this publication. The book includes images of the
original postcards together with the court summons, solicitors letters, character references
from William Burroughs and Sir Norman Reid - Tate Gallery Director, cards & letters of
support, Press Clippings, Photographs of the artist
and supporters outside the court
and also the list of people that
Genesis P-Orridge invited to attend the trial,
including Artists, Curators, Pornographers and Charles Manson.
Originally published in 1976 by Ecart, Geneva, this book has been out of print and
near-impossible to get hold of for
decades, it provides a fascinating look at this unique
event - a cultural collision between the authorities,
the UK art establishment, important 1970s British artists and the International Postal Art Network.
104 pages, 26.5 x 20 cm, B&W, Primary Information, New York, 2103.
'POSTCARD v. GREETING CARD' This Postcard was created for the 2014 THE POSTCARD IS A PUBLIC WORK OF ART exhibition, the edition size was determined by how much I earned from selling postcards in the previous year!
Mark Pawson 2013. 10.5 x 14.7 cm, edition of 82, numbered, unsigned.
SCHWITTERS WITH PIZZA POSTCARD - Mark Pawson 2012 Kurt Schwitters postcards recollaged/garnished with the addition of 4 highly pungent
stickers arranged in an Iron Cross shape.
An updated version of the 1992 edition - made possible with the availablity
of these vintage stickers on eBay!
Three different designs, each in an edition of 10, signed, numbered and dated.
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