ARTE POSTALE !

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Artist's assembling magazine founded, directed and hand-assembled by Vittore Baroni. Each issue released in an edition of 100 numbered copies. The ‘mail-art fanzine’ contains original interventions and contributions by Baroni and other artists. Each with assembled or partly assembled sheets, stapled or rivets bound, 33 x 22 cm. Contains Xeroxed and original inserts, rubber stamp and copy art. Several manual interventions in paint, feltpen or ink. Slight horizontal fold as all sheets were folded once for mailing purposes.
Vittore Baroni 's ARTE POSTALE! (1979-2009) is one of the best known and probably the most long-lived mail art magazine on the planet. Arte Postale! has assembled original works or published materials by hundreds of international networkers a.o.: Paul Carter, Richard Kirk, Gifreu, Pawel Petasz, RoCarlo Battisti, Adriano Spatola, Robin Crozier, Michael Gibbs, Higgins, Ray Johnson,Cavellini, Bill Caglione, Anana Banana, Yoshio Nakajima, Ben Vautier, Rod Summers, Robert Filiou, Timm Ulrichs, Klaus Groh, etc
Offered here the now very scarce beginning:
Numbers 1-15 plus an index to contributors for issues 1 to 15. Forte dei Marmi (I), V.E.C. 1979/80 (constituting the complete appearance of Arte Postale as monthly magazine. From1981 it was published quarterly and irregularly).
ASSEMBLING or PARTLY ASSEMBLING: 33x22,5 cm., stapled, rivets. Xerox and original inserts. Also Rubber stamps and copy art. Several manual interventions, in paint, feltpen or ink.
From an edition of 100 numbered copies.

EUR 9,000.00

1. Arte Postale! No. 1, October 1979 Twelve photocopied sheets with interventions bound with a rivet, 33 x 22 cm. Printed on pink paper. Numbered No.043 stamped on an attached paper square at the rear cover sheet. Front page slightly colour faded, with small rip on top left margin of circa 1 cm. The theme of this issue is ‘Music’. Interventions: Page 2: Paul Carter, pasted stencilled b/w paper, 13 x 9 cm, titled Sid Vicious. Page 4: Tony Bradley and Robin Crozier, 3 stencilled contributions glued and stapled on both sides of the page, containing original rubberstamp ‘artificial music’. Page 7: Marco Pachetti, stencilled sheet with black stars,14.5 x 10 cm. Page 11: Elextrolux Fanclub, pasted b/w image, 6 x 7 cm, with original rubberstamped text. Additional contributors: Richard Kirk, Pawel Petasz, Gifreu, Abdada le Clair, Michael Gibbs, Horus/Llys Dana, Jaroslav Pokorny, Peter Below, Ken Saville, Ruedi Schill.

2. Arte Postale! No. 2, November 1979 Eleven photocopied sheets with interventions bound with a rivet, 33 x 22 cm. Printed black on white paper. Numbered 43/100 on front page on printed plastic label. Music theme with “Special Patty Smith project”. Interventions: Page 1: Pasted on slips of paper in yellow and pink containing rubber stamped title and information text. Page 2: Vittore Baroni, b/w xeroxed sheet with manual paint and rubber stamp additions in yellow, blue and red. Page 5: Henryk Bzdok, original newspaper print with pasted on b/w xeroxed sheet, 17 x 11.5 cm. Page 9: Christoph Machart, original newspaper print with pasted on b/w xeroxed sheet, 10 x 17 cm, and pen markings. Page 10: Robin Crozier, xeroxed text with stapled on torn piece of paper from the original 'Patti Smith Rocking Demonia’ poster. Page 11: Michael Scott, xeroxed b/w sheet with stapled on b/w sheet, 7 x 5.5 cm. Additional contributions: Mara Cini, Ronald Foglietti, Ruedi Schill, Ferruccio Dragoni, Claudio Zoccola, Peter Beckmann, Ron Crowforth, Rino Tacchella, Susan Young.

3. Arte Postale! No. 3, November 1979 Thirteen pages, of which 10 are photocopied, bound with a rivet, 33 x 22 cm. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Numbered No.016 rubber-stamped in green on first page. Slight creasing on right margin of first page. Interventions: Page 3: Paul Carter, One page of Circus magazine, 27.5 x 20 cm, with glued on xeroxed sheet printed on yellow paper, 6.5 x 10 cm. Page 6: Piotr Rypson stapled on xeroxed sheet, 8 x 10.5 cm. Page 7: Vittore Baroni, elaborate handwritten page (30 x 19.5 cm double sided) from an mathematics exercise notebook, with stapled on magazine cut out,9 x 11 cm, and stencilled image on yellow sheet, 13 x 10.5 cm. Page 10: Nello Castaldo, original felt tip drawing on tracing paper, 31 x 21 cm, rubber stamped. Page 13: Nicola Frangioni, pasted yellow paper cut-outs with black stencilled images.This page also features a contribution by Vittore Baroni consisting of a glued on transparent plastic bag containing incense. Additional contributions: Betty Danon, Irene Reddish, David Fobes, Beppe Salvia, Angelika Schmidt, Woody van Amen, Adriana Spatalo, Joao Proteti, David Drummond-Milne, Paulo Bruscky, Emanuele Morgan Mignone, Buster Cleveland, E.F. Higgins III, Piero Simoni, Romano Peli and Michaela Versari.

4. Arte Postale! No. 4, January 1980 Eleven photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and grey tape, 33 x 22 cm. Includes a loose transparent plastic envelope containing a postcard and sticker, 20 x 14 cm. Hand numbered 100/89 on the front page. Contents: “More political satire/Post scriptum” (mail art show in Forte dei Marmi). Interventions: Page 2: Vittore Baroni and Carlo Battisti, original newspaper print with pasted on yellow stencilled sheet, 7x 10 cm. Page 4: Ameila Etlinger, small paper object glued on. Page 9: Woody van Amen, rubber stamped sheet. Stamp ‘Commonpress 23 surplus’ on verso. Page 11: Vittore Baroni, pasted in text on yellow paper introducing the project ’Develop my Dreams’, with a photo negative in transparent plastic sachet,10 x 5 cm. The negative was meant to be used for contributions towards a project in Arte Postale! No.14. Additional contributions: Ray Johnson (contribution on rear sheet), Wieslaw Osewski, Timo R. Malén, Mirella Bentivoglio, Grischa Meyer, Jaume Pinya, Maurice Nicholson, Adriano Spatola, Ginzburg, Gerald Jupitter-Larsen, D.B. Greenberger, New Flying Dutchman, Edson Machado, Henryk Bzdok.

5. Arte Postale! No. 5, February 1980 Eleven photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and red tape, 33 x 22 cm. Printed on white and pink paper. Numbered 100/31 on red and black stickers on the front page. “Speciale Cavelliniana” issue. Interventions (all by Cavellini): Page 3: Red marker addition. Page 5: Segment of a letter attached with Cavellini stamp (now loose) titled ‘a small piece from original Cavellini surplus correspondence’. Page 7: Stapled on sticker sheet with 2 coloured stickers ‘G.A.C. Power’. Page 11: Rubber stamps of Near the Edge editions/V.E.C, two halves of a Cavelinni sticker attached on verso. Additional contributions: Bill Gaglione, Anna Banana, Vittore Baroni.

6. Arte Postale! No. 6, March 1980 Eleven photocopied sheets with interventions, bound with staples and white tape, 33 x 22 cm. Numbered 49 on sticker on the front page. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Theme: "Dada 80” American mail-artists show, featuring Leavenworth Jackson, Bill Gaglione and The Badge Show (rubber stamped on the cover sheet). Interventions in this issue: Page 2: List of participants of the Dadamerica Mailart Show organized by Baroni complemented with various tiny green ‘Arte Postale!’ rubber stamps. Page 3: List of United States Mail Artists’s works at Centro Rosciano with 3 ‘Fake Dada’ stamps rubberstamped in green ink. Page 6: Bill Gaglione, original rubber stamp work titled ‘(Fe) Mail Art’, 27.5 x 22 cm, stamped red and black on off-white paper. Page 8: Small segment of Cavellini sticker attached. Page 9: Leavenworth Jackson, original stamp art work, 14 x 21.5 cm, rubber-stamped in purple, pink and green on off-white paper. Page 11: Perforated sheet mimicking sticker sheets, with added stickers and rubber stamps advertising the Dada 80 mail art exhibition. Additional contributions: Ray Johnson, Richard C., Steven Burland, Anna Banana, Arturo Fallico.

7. Arte Postale! No. 7, April 1980 Ten photocopied sheets of various colors with interventions bound with staples and black tape, 33 x 22 cm. Numbered 26/100. “Refluxus" issue. Interventions include: Page 1: Tommy Mew, stapled Super 8 film fragment, 9.5 x 0.8 cm. Page 3: Jean-Marc Rastorfer, rubber stamped texts recto and verso, including a Fluxus Zona West stamp. Page 4: Jacques Juin (editor of Le Point D’Ironie), hand colored b/w stencilled work, 29.5 x 21.5 cm, signed in pencil R.A. 80 95/100. Also includes a rubber stamped advertorial for Le Point D’Ironie magazine Nr. 5 - 6 (mail art issues). Page 5: Robin Crozier, stencilled drawing with the artist’s address added in blue marker. Page 6: Robin Crozier and Vittore Baroni, magazine page printed both sides, 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Contains taped on paperclip, cut-out images and texts alluding to Fluxus artists Vautier and Knowles, and rubber stamps (futurgappismo and Fluxus Zona West). Page 8: Transparent plastic bag stapled to the sheet containing paper inserts by Baroni (Refluxus), Ben Vautier and Eric Andersen. Page 9: Pietro Turco, thick glossy white sheet with printed text ‘mail art e lo spazio che manca’, with stamp of the artist on verso.

8. Arte Postale! No. 8, May 1980 Eleven photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and white tape, 33 x 22 cm. Numbered 77/100. "Autobiographical issue. Living a renegade life - part I" Interventions: Page 1: Vittore Baroni (?), added drawing in red paint and green stamp ‘Art Renegade’. Page 3: P. Simoni, poem signed in pencil. Page 4: Marco Pachetti, mimeographed drawing ’rose love-potion’ on green (faded) paper, 28 x 22 cm, artist’s stamp in red on verso. Page 6: Enzo Minarelli, original typo-poem signed in pencil. Page 8: Paola Ponzi and Giuseppe Bedeschi, Traliam, text work, 29.5 x 21 cm, on recto. Verso features a small assemblage of drawings, poststamps, stickers and a rubber stamp by Bedeschi. Page 9: Anon, b/w photograph, 4.5 x 3 cm, added to xeroxed sheet. Page 10: Daniele Ciullini, ‘The Oxidized Look’, signed and stamped xeroxed work, 29 x 21 cm. With text label and stamp on verso.

9. Arte Postale! No. 9, June 1980 Twelve photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and white tape, 33 x 22 cm. Numbered 44/100. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Theme: "U.K. special”. Interventions in this issue: Page 4: J.A. Sarmiento, pasted map featuring Hackney Road with rubber stamp ‘Vittore on Tour’, 5 x 5.5 cm. Page 5: Jacques Juin, orange sheet, 29.5 x 21 cm, with stapled printed sheet and rubber stamped text. Page 8: Nicola Frangione, visual poem with text added in black and red marker. Page 10: Julia and Gyorgy Galantai, official Hungarian customs reclamation sheet, 29 x 21 cm, for a contribution to the exhibition ‘Pacco dall’Italia’ by Artpool, containing various Galantai /Artpool rubberstamps and a Postal Artwork poststamp. Page 11: Icarus, original painting on paper, 14.5 x 20.5 cm. Page 12: David Drummond-Milne, b/w stencilled drawings featuring a green string attached by 2 white round stickers. Additional contributions: Tony Bradley, Ron Crowcroft, Andre Stitt, Tara Babel, Mike Taylor, Richard Kirk, Serafin, Lon Spiegelman.

10. Arte Postale! No. 10, July 1980 Fourteen photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and black tape, 33 x 22 cm. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Numbered 75/100 on cover sheet. Theme: "Autobiographical issue. Living a renegade life - part II”. Original works in this issue: Page 3: Ko de Jonge, rubber stamped stencilled sheet, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 4: Andrzej Wielgosz, drawing and rubber stamped text ‘Drawing Activity’, name stamped on verso, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 5: Demos Ronchi, typo poem with stamped name on xeroxed sheet, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 6: Giovanni Fontana, collaged xerox with added marker and artist’s stamp, 29.5 x 21 cm. Signed and dated on verso. Page 8: Mario ‘Art Rat’ Lara, collage with brown paper and rubber stamps on blue checkered paper, numbered edition 79/100. Page 11: Sidac/Piet Franzen, black pen drawing and stamp on blue paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 13: Anna Moor, xeroxed image with original text overlay in yellow pencil, 29.5 x 21 cm. Additional contributions: Vittore Baroni, Fulvio Milani, John M. Bennett & C. Mehr, Paul Carter.

11. Arte Postale! No. 11, August 1980 Eleven photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and black tape. 33 x 22 cm. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Stamped No. 070/100 in red on green cover sheet. "Autobiographical issue. Living a renegade life - part III” Original works in this issue: Page 2: Jürgen O. Olbrich, collage of cloth on paper, hand stamped 00056, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 3: MIT, collage on magazine clipping with additional drawings in black and purple marker, 27 x 20.5 cm Page 4: Flavio Ermini, stencilled work with title added in pencil, 29.5 x 21 cm. Rubberstamped by the artist on verso. Page 5: Pawel Petasz, original black pen drawing and red stamped text on tracing paper, titled ‘1/100 of self-portrait. Whole self-portrait is to be seen when one looks through all 100 pages held together against strong light.’ Numbered 073, 29.5 x 21 cm. Artist’s stamp in green. Page 6: Giuseppe Bedeschi, collage and rubber stamped work on white paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 7: Leonhard Frank Duch, b/w printed photo on white paper, stamped with the artist’s name, handwritten edition number 35/100, 26 x 21 cm. Address stamped on verso in purple. Page 8: Icarus, collaged watercolour on paper, with added text, thumb print and stamped date. Signed and numbered 6/100. 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 10: Mario ‘Art Rat’ Lara, folded yellow stencilled sheet, 35.5 x 21.5 cm. Attached is a white envelope featuring the stamped Art Rat logo and text ‘a special Art Rat surplus gift enclosed in 50 copies’. Additional contributions: Vittore Baroni, Francis David, Tommy Rinnstein.

12. Arte Postale! No. 12, September 1980 Eighteen photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and white tape, 33 x 22 cm. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Pink cover with slight wear to margins. Numbered 41/100. "All stars issue”. Original works by: Page 9: Baroni & Battisti, photocopied sheet with stapled on white paper napkin containing a stamped logo ‘B&B’ and the rubber stamped text ‘se hai parlato d’arte pulisciti la bocca’. Page 13: Tommy Rinnstein, piece of writing paper, 21 x 15 cm, with attached leporello containing xeroxed photographic images,10 x 12.5 cm, folds out to 50 x 10 cm. Name and address of the artist handwritten in red pen on verso. Page 14: Hanna Bremer, ‘autom*art *ic light meter’, red graphic paper with transparent plastic overlay, signed, dated and numbered 39/100. Stamped on back with title and artist’s name. Page 16: Marilyn R. Rosenberg, b/w mimeographed sheet with added stamps, numbered 41/100, signed in pencil on recto, written text information on verso. Additional contributions: Leavenworth Jackson, Lowry Thompson, Davi Det Hompson (stencil on red sheet, 29.5 x 21 cm), Llys Dana (3 pp. with adverts for the zines Sphinx, Le Pointe d’Ironie, Papiers Peints), Soft Art Press, Groupe Off, Rubber Stamp Show A Propos Gallery Luzern, An Arkhos, Daniel Daligand.

13. Arte Postale! No. 13, October 1980 Fourteen mostly photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and white tape, 33 x 22 cm. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Numbered 55/100 on front sheet. Cover sheet with some wear along margins. Theme: T-Shirt issue. Also includes "The Badge Show" catalogue. Original works in this issue by: Page 2: Albrecht Dietrich, rubberstamps in various colours on white paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 4: Vittore Baroni, collage ‘Vampyr 80’ with original b/w photo and red paint, 23.5 x 16.5 cm. Page 7: Vittorio Baccelli, ‘100 giorni’, 14 x 21 cm. Collage on checkered paper, with staples, black pen drawing and text on diary page, rubber stamps. Stamp and signature of the artist on verso. Page 8: Jean Marc Rastorfer, empty grey envelope with Dam Batai stamps. Page 11: Ruggero Maggi, xeroxed sheet with added red paint, glued grains of sand, rubber stamped title ‘Nazca..report’. Artist’s stamp and signature (in pencil) on verso. Page 12: Peter Beckmann, xeroxed b/w drawing ‘Call Girl’ signed and dated by the artist. Page 13: Grupo Texto Poetico, stencilled sheet, 31 x 22 cm, rubber stamped on verso. Contains attached folded white paper napkin,13 x 7.5 cm, rubberstamped with the text ‘propuesto para una music gestual’. Additional contributions: Paulo Bruscky, Timm Ulrichs, Christoph Hachert. 13a. The Badge Show, 1980 Exhibition catalogue produced by Vittore Baroni for The First International Mail Art Badge Show, Forte dei Marmi 8 -16 September 1980. ‘A one-man walking exhibition performed by Vittore Baroni with original badges from 200 mail artists. Six folded photocopied sheets bound with staples, 29.5 x 21 cm. Printed on white and pink (cover) paper. The rear sheet features the name U.Carrion handwritten in red marker. The catalogue presents a list of participants by country and a description of their badge designs (with some illustrations). Samples include Edgardo Antonio Vigo (Argentina) ‘they died in poverty’, Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) ‘anonimos’, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt (DDR) ‘rotating pattern’, Timm Ulrichs (West Germany) ‘my pen is my penis’, Ulises Carrion (Holland) ’if A and if B then X’, ‘if B and if X then A’, ‘if X and if B then A’.

14. Arte Postale! No. 14, November 1980 Eleven photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and blue tape, 33 x 22 cm. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Numbered 31/100. Cover sheet features some toning and wear along the margins. Theme: ”Develop my dreams”. For this project Baroni inserted an original negative in all issues of Arte Postale! No.4, asking for contributions measuring 8 x 10 cm. Loosely inserted in Arte Postale 14! Is a stapled booklet with reproductions of 18 developed dreams he received from contributors. Original works in this issue by: Page 2: Umberto Stagnaro, rubber stamped work on white paper, artist’s stamp on verso, 27 x 21 cm. Page 3: Jürgen Olbrich, xeroxed b/w image with pasted on blue label ‘kontrolle’, orange sticker on verso, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 4: Geoff Rushton, silver paper with added text and sticker, 14 x 10 cm. Page 6: Scarlatina Lust/Smegma, xeroxed b/w image with pasted on stickers and rubber stamped text, 27.5 x 22 cm. Page 7: Leonhard Frank Duch, stencilled b/w image rubber-stamped ‘I am an artist’ in red, stamp of artist, signed in pencil, 27.5 x 22 cm. Page 0: Giampaolo Guerini, collage of stapled pieces of paper including a pen drawing on pink paper, artist’s stamp and stamp of ‘Theater du Silence’ in Bergamo, Italy, 15 x 21 cm. Page 10: Jean-Marc Rastorfer, xeroxed b/w sheet with added stamps and stickers, 27.5 x 22 cm. Additional contributions: Vittore Baroni, MIT. Loose inlay “Develop my Dreams”: stapled photovopied booklet , 21 x 10 cm, 9 pp. Contributions by Wieslaw Osewski (2x), Joao Proteti, Amelia Etlinger (with added tiny original objects), Tulle Konsumkunst, Robin Crozier, Timothy Rutter, Marco Pachetti, Ronald Foglietti, Klaus Gross, Michael Scott, Jan Ostrowski, MP Anker, David Drummond-Milne, Gerald Jupitter-Larsen, Vittorio Baccelli, Paul Nicholson, Giuseppe Bedeschi (with original marker drawings).

15. Arte Postale! No. 15, December 1980 Thirteen photocopied sheets with interventions bound with staples and white tape, 33 x 22 cm. Printed on paper of various colours and sizes. Numbered 32/100. Pink cover sheet features wear especially along the right margins. Original works in this issue: Page 2: Richard Alson, ‘Skin Deep’, visual poem on apricot coloured paper, 28 x 21.5 cm. Page 5: Tabu, Melody Maker magazine clipping with added stencilled image and rubber stamps, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 7: Giuseppe Bedeschi, original colour drawing on white paper, with marker, rubber-stamps, spray paint. Stamped and numbered 63/105 on verso, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 8: Michael Cooper, xeroxed b/w sheet with added poststamp on recto and cut out on verso, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 9: Carlo Pittore, b/w postcard taped to sheet (now loose), 9.5 x 14 cm. Page 10: Vittore Baccelli, collage with rubber-stamps and handwritten text ‘Fuck you Medici’, signed in pencil, rubber stamp of the artist on verso, 14.5 x 21 cm. Page 12: Peter Below, b/w xeroxed sheet with stamps and perforated hole, 29.5 x 21 cm. Page 13: Jouke Kromkamp, white card with rubber stamped images taped on sheet, signed in pencil, 9 x 13.5 cm. Additional contributions: Vittore Baroni, Sophia Martinou, Dietrich Fricker, L. Murnau, Gianni Becciani.

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