ARTE POSTALE !

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Collection of 25 numbers between no.55 and no.100 of this Mail art magazine of the Ethereal Open Network, edited by Vittore Baroni, near the edge editions. Stapled xeroxed assembling booklets, sometimes containing loose inserts. Various small edition sizes, most copies are numbered.

- 55. Mail Art Handbook, 1986. Stapled booklet,15 x 10.5 cm, 24 pp. Numbered 334/500. Loose inserts: Yellow commemorative flyer, 29.5 x 21 cm. Blue arte postale! publicity card, 10 x 15 cm White card with rubberstamped image and stamped texts such as ‘Damned To Be A Tourist; after Dadaism Fluxism Mailsism comes Tourism’, 10 x 15 cm.

- 63. Let’s Network together. Vinyl Love Junkie. 1992. Stapled booklet, 19 x 19 cm, 10 pp. Computerized cover art & concept by Piermario Ciani. Numbered 325/600. Includes a 45 RPM vinyl record produced by Le Forbici di Manitu.

- 67. Stickerman Scrapbook. Oct-Dec 1993. Stapled booklet,15 x 10.5 cm, 24 pp. Copy number 97/100. ‘Women are Smarter’ sticker on cover, several mounted and loose stickers in the interior.

- 71. Fun in Acapulco. May-Sept 1995. Stapled booklet, 15 x 10.5 cm, 24 pp. Copy 120/300. Contains original paint and rubber stamp additions on the front cover and a small painting on paper mounted to the back cover. Loose inserted postcard ‘Hotel Acupulco’, 15 x 10.5 cm.

- 74. My own private Internet. Jan 1996. Stapled booklet, 15 x 10.5 cm, 8 pp. Copy 58/300.

- 76. Scissures 1. May-Sept 1996. 15 x 10.5 cm, 32 pp. Copy 106/300. With collaged inserts containing a handwritten letter and rubber stamps. Loose inserted neon yellow sticker/postcard featuring a drawing by Thomas Kerr titled ‘This Sticker Has No Splits Peel With A Forbici di Manitou Twist’.

- 78. The making of Arte Postale. Jan-Dec 1997. Stapled booklet,15 x 10.5 cm, 16 pp. Unlimited unnumbered edition. With collage on front cover.

- 80. Remembering Dick Higgins. Oct 28 1998. Yellow A4 sheet printed in black. Copy 04/60. Features a photocopied letter and envelope sent by Higgins to Baroni on July 30 1982, containing a humourous mixed language text. Added is a rubberstamp of Refluxus Zona West.

- 81. Incongruous Meetings. Calendar/catalogue. 1999. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 12 pp. With collaged elements in interior, including a poststamp by Anna Banana. Loose inserted A4 flyer in Italian rubberstamped IM98 with a list of (stamp) artists’ publications, and a sticker from The Sticker Dude titled ‘Marcel is Alive, Elvis is Dead!’, 13 x 10 cm.

- 81.bis Incongruous Meetings. 1999. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 8 pp. Housed in transparent plastic sleeve closed with a rubber stamped sticker. With a cassette supplement inside. This is an unnumbered edition.

- 82. The table of the little Iconoclast. July 1999-June 2000. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 16 pp. Copy 46/400. Contains an inserted in pad, 5 x 4 cm, dedicated to Michael Scott. includes perforated sheet with stamp-like portraits of mail rtists participating in bassano 2000, int mail art project by baroni. Includes loosely inserted A4 press release for the project.

- 83. The David Zach project. July-Dec 2000. Photocopied A3 paper, folded to 15 x 10.5 cm. With some collage and rubber stamp additions. Copy 141/150. Contains loose inserted sheet with collaged poststamp, asking for contributions for Arte Postale! No.84.

- 85. Virtual Lands & Creative De-Globalisation. Feb-June 2001. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 24 pp. Copy 14/201. Contains an attached transparent envelope with various artists’ poststamps, which are also collaged throughout the booklet. Several sheets are perforated mimicking poststamp sheets.

- 88. Sticking Glue. Sept 2006. Stapled booklet, 15 x 21 cm, 32 pp. Copy 82/150. Profusely collaged with artists post stamps/sticker art. The booklet has a mounted glassine envelope 13 x 8 cm with around 30 inserted stamps/stickers produced by the Sticker Dude. Also included is a loose supplement ‘Stickerman’s Street Art Survival Kit containing around 50 stickers. All housed in an original rubber stamped envelope( ‘Sticking Glue a.k.a. Arte Postale! 88 recto, The Stickerman Museum on verso)

- 89. 30th Anniversary edition. Jan-April 2007. Vittore Baroni 1977-2007. Stapled booklet, 15 x 21cm. 40 pp. plus inserts. Profusely collaged with (original) artists’ interventions, rubberstamps, post stamps, stickers. Also contains a small badge by Mark Pawson. Postcard by Enrico Sturani, and a plastic sachet with artists’ stamps honoring Baroni. Loose inserted folded A3 sheet with a Vittore Baroni Chronology and a folded A4 sheet featuring a Mail Order Checklist 1977-2007 listing publications by the Ethereal Open Network Archive. The backcover lists original artists contributions by ao Anna Banana, Guy Bleus, Ryosuke Cohen, John Held jr, Rod Summers. Housed in white envelope profusely decorated with post stamps and rubber stamps.

- 90. Hats off to George Maciunas, international hat art defilé. May 26-June 9 2007. Stapled booklet, 29.5 x 11 cm, 32 pp. Copy 50/100. Exhibition catalogue (53 participants from 11 countries) in English plus an inserted 12 pp. booklet with the Italian translation. Contributions by John Held jr, Jürgen Olbrich, Clemente Padin et al. Loose inserts: 1 Bau saluta Fluxus card by Carlo Battisti, 1 postcard for the Creative festival with photo and rubberstamp by Baroni and 1 BAU /Fluxus paper hat by Vittore Baroni.

- 91. Piermario Ciani. Un Anno Dopo. July 2007. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 36 pp. Copy 40/55. Includes various coloured collaged inserts plus a cd-rom’ Funtastic United Nations’. In collaged and rubberstamped envelope.

- 92. Ciao, Paolina! International Mail Art project dedicated to Paolina Bonaparte. 28 july-31 aug 2007. Coloured wrapper in plastic sleeve (unopened), 17.5 x 13 cm, containing booklets and a Cd-i. With loose inserted invitation card for the show. All housed in rubberstamped envelope.

- 93. Machmit Museum Berlin Post. 2007. Pink portfolio, 25 x 17 cm, signed and numbered 27/50. Contains stapled booklet, 8 pp. and several loose inserts such as perforated stamp sheets by Baroni and an attached grey marker which is part of a collage. In collaged and rubberstamped envelope.

- 94. Buy my Art or I’ll starve this Dog. Stapled booklet,15 x 10.5 cm, 34 pp. Contains added small objects (sealed in plastic): a rubberband and rubber stamp material.

- 95. Libri dell’Utopia/ The Utopian Library. July 2008. Stapled booklet, 15 x 10.5 cm. 48 pp. Copy no. 34/120. Includes mounted collages and rubberstamps.

- 96. The Utopian library/ La Biblioteca Utopica. August 2008. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm. 48 pp. Copy 119/200. Catalogue of an exhibition of artists’ books organized by Baroni. Orange cover with collaged picture, interior contains several mounted inserts and a loose postcard ‘Netmail Book Art’ by Vittore Baroni.

- 97. Paradigm Shift. Sept 2008. Stapled booklet, 15 x 10.5 cm, 34 pp. Copy 60/100. Includes a loose inserted collaged postcard on yellow stock featuring an original colour photo of a manhole cover titled ‘Paradigm Shift’ and a button (plastic wrapped) with the same image.

- 98. You were on my mind. Collages and mail art in correspondence with.. Nov 2008. A4 size stapled catalogue for an exhibition curated by Vittore Baroni, 20 pp. Copy 18/50. Includes an inserted cd, colour photographs, a perforated stampsheet and collages.

- 99. Posta per Te. May 2009. 21 x 15 cm, 44 pp. Copy 54/100. Contains collaged elements and a loose inserted postcard. Features articles in Italian about Ray Johnson, Anna Banana, Rod Summers and others.

- 100. Klang! documentation of the sonic arts festival Bzzzoing!. December 2009. Blue paper portfolio, with a sticker with the Klang!/Bau logo, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. Contains stapled booklet, 36 pp., plus a closed plastic sleeve with a cd rom and cards. Edition of 100. The exhibition was curated by Barono at BAU, Cultura Contemporanea in Viareggio Italy to celebrate the 100th issue of Arte Postale.

- Arte Postale extra: KLang! Unnumbered boxed catalogue set, Klang! Suoni Contemporanei, Pezzini editore, 2009. Catalogue for the exhibition of audio arts celebrating the 100th issue of Arte Postale. Curated by Barono at BAU, Cultura Contemporanea in Viareggio Italy. Original die-cut cardboard box, 13.5 x 13.5 x 2.5 cm. Contains 3 booklets, poster, sticker, cd, cd-rom and dvd. Edition of 1000 copies. The exhibition included installations and audio artworks from 20 international artists, plus the collective project BZZZOING! with musical instruments created by over 60 authors. Contributing artists constitute Henri Chopin, Brion Gysin, John Cage, Brian Eno, Mauricio Kagel, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Carlo Batisto, Ruggero Maggi among others.

EUR 4,500.00