Robin CROZIER

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Views never compiled and edited by Robin Crozier. Sunderland, Self Published, 1983. Mail Art assembling publication by Robin Crozier (1936-2001), regarded as one of the most significant British Mail Artists. Brown A4 portfolio with the cover featuring a handwritten title and date in blue marker and Crozier’s address information rubber stamped in black. Contained are 51 loose stencilled pages printed b/w both sides, with various taped or stapled inserts such as cut outs from colour photos, magazine clippings and postcards. The first sheet provides information and a list of 50 contributors. The project consisted of re-worked replies to Crozier’s request to send a specific ‘view’. European contributors were asked to send a view of a particular town picked by Crozier, South Americans had to send a view from their window, North Americans were asked to walk 200 paces and describe the view. The portfolio was made in an edition of 60, one for each contributor and 10 for Crozier. This copy derives from the collection of Dutch artist Bart Boumans who was one of the contributors. The receival date of the publication is noted on the interior of the folder by Boumans (March 20 1983). Contributions by: Ubaldo Giacomucci (Italy), Angelika Kaufmann (Austria), Metallic Avau (Belgium), Steen Møller Rasmussen (Denmark), Marcia Cardeal (Brasil), Bart Boumans and Willy Scholte (Holland), Robert Swierkiewicz (Hungary), Ruggero Maggi (Peru), Horus co/Llys Dana and Jean Luc Moulene (France), Patricia Munoz (Argentinia), Geza Perneczky (West Germany) among others. The Portfolio has usual agewear, tiny tears and creasing, the artists pages are very good. - Two doublesided stencilled A4 sheets from the series My/Your Fingerprints, with fingerprints and added handwritten notes by Crozier. One sheet was sent to Bart Boumans on Jan 1 1982, which includes the request to send material for the publication ‘Views’. ‘When I write to people I am asking them to send me a view (any size, shape or medium) of a town near where they live. For you, I have decided that you are living (sometimes) in Enschede and so please send me a view of Lonneker. When I have received enough material I print a book and I will mail a copy to you.’ Apparently Boumans did not go all the way to Lonneker, but contributed a view from a village near his hometown Amsterdam instead.
The second sheet contains a similar note to Willy Scholte dated 25 4 1982, asking her for a view of Zaandam.

A collection of various Mail Art projects 1981-1982
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A letter to Carl Loeffler. Stencilled handwritten letter from Robin Crozier to Loeffler dated 7:5:81. Ten A4 sized pages printed both sides, folded in 3. Original envelope featuring the handwritten title ‘A letter to Carl Loeffler’ and Crozier’s address. Contains an interesting text by Crozier as a reply to Loefller’s question to send some ‘overview type stuff for the Book on Correspondence Art’. Robin Crozier took it all the way, in one sentence (lasting 20 pages) he gives and overview of his network of correspondence artists in alphabetical order interwoven with short comments and/or gossip. The result is an elaborate, personal and humorous who’s who in the international mail art/ correspondence scene. The letter was sent around as a mail art project, and is also held in the Lomholt collection. Carl Eugene Loeffler (1946-2001) was founder and director of one of the first alternative artist-run organizations in California, La Mamelle/Art Com in San Francisco (1975-1995). As artist and publisher, Loeffler produced books on performance art and correspondence art, and the periodicals Art Contemporary/Art Com Magazine, Videozine, Audiozine and Imagezine
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Catalogue of the Slide Collection. A4 sheet sent to Willy Scholte, with Scholte’s contribution for the project highlighted with a small drawing, signed by Crozier in pink marker. The sheet functions as ‘the first catalogue of the Slide Collection’ which was a Mail Art type project which was organised by Robin Crozier as part of his course in contemporary studies at Sunderland Polytechnic. The sheet listed the contributors sending in slides for the project, the amount of slides they had sent and a description of one of the slides. For example: Guy Schraenen-1- Blue finger print. John Furnival-19-A to Z consumer goods. Magali Lara-37-bathrooms- Anna Banana-3- Going Bananas Fashion Contest.
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Dear Friends 2:1:79. Alternative catalogue for the ‘Blue show in Iceland’ organized by Robin Crozier at Galleri Sudurgata Reykjavik in 1978. 3 A4 stencilled sheets folded in 3 for mailing purposes, featuring a list of contributors and a description of the work they sent in for the exhibition.
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Arts Day celebration. Stencilled A4 b/w invitation flyer to participate in the art event organized by Dick Rainer and Robin Crozier at Backhouse Gallery Sunderland, sent to Willy Scholte. Poststamped 7.5.1982, folded in 3, with some adhesive tape remnants.
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Artestudio, Fragments. Two announcement posters, A3 & A4 stencilled b/w, for the exhibition ‘Fragments’ by Robin Crozier at Artestudio, Bergamo Italy 6-19 feb 1982. Both posters folded for mailing purposes.

EUR 1,500.00

The project consisted of re-worked replies to Crozier’s request to send a specific ‘view’. European contributors were asked to send a view of a particular town picked by Crozier, South Americans had to send a view from their window, North Americans were asked to walk 200 paces and describe the view. The portfolio was made in an edition of 60, one for each contributor and 10 for Crozier. This copy derives from the collection of Dutch artist Bart Boumans who was one of the contributors. The receival date of the publication is noted on the interior of the folder by Boumans (March 20 1983). Contributions by: Ubaldo Giacomucci (Italy), Angelika Kaufmann (Austria), Metallic Avau (Belgium), Steen Møller Rasmussen (Denmark), Marcia Cardeal (Brasil), Bart Boumans and Willy Scholte (Holland), Robert Swierkiewicz (Hungary), Ruggero Maggi (Peru), Horus co/Llys Dana and Jean Luc Moulene (France), Patricia Munoz (Argentinia), Geza Perneczky (West Germany) among others. The Portfolio has usual agewear, tiny tears and creasing, the artists pages are very good. - Two doublesided stencilled A4 sheets from the series My/Your Fingerprints, with fingerprints and added handwritten notes by Crozier. One sheet was sent to Bart Boumans on Jan 1 1982, which includes the request to send material for the publication ‘Views’. ‘When I write to people I am asking them to send me a view (any size, shape or medium) of a town near where they live. For you, I have decided that you are living (sometimes) in Enschede and so please send me a view of Lonneker. When I have received enough material I print a book and I will mail a copy to you.’ Apparently Boumans did not go all the way to Lonneker, but contributed a view from a village near his hometown Amsterdam instead.
The second sheet contains a similar note to Willy Scholte dated 25 4 1982, asking her for a view of Zaandam.

A collection of various Mail Art projects 1981-1982
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A letter to Carl Loeffler. Stencilled handwritten letter from Robin Crozier to Loeffler dated 7:5:81. Ten A4 sized pages printed both sides, folded in 3. Original envelope featuring the handwritten title ‘A letter to Carl Loeffler’ and Crozier’s address. Contains an interesting text by Crozier as a reply to Loefller’s question to send some ‘overview type stuff for the Book on Correspondence Art’. Robin Crozier took it all the way, in one sentence (lasting 20 pages) he gives and overview of his network of correspondence artists in alphabetical order interwoven with short comments and/or gossip. The result is an elaborate, personal and humorous who’s who in the international mail art/ correspondence scene. The letter was sent around as a mail art project, and is also held in the Lomholt collection. Carl Eugene Loeffler (1946-2001) was founder and director of one of the first alternative artist-run organizations in California, La Mamelle/Art Com in San Francisco (1975-1995). As artist and publisher, Loeffler produced books on performance art and correspondence art, and the periodicals Art Contemporary/Art Com Magazine, Videozine, Audiozine and Imagezine
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Catalogue of the Slide Collection. A4 sheet sent to Willy Scholte, with Scholte’s contribution for the project highlighted with a small drawing, signed by Crozier in pink marker. The sheet functions as ‘the first catalogue of the Slide Collection’ which was a Mail Art type project which was organised by Robin Crozier as part of his course in contemporary studies at Sunderland Polytechnic. The sheet listed the contributors sending in slides for the project, the amount of slides they had sent and a description of one of the slides. For example: Guy Schraenen-1- Blue finger print. John Furnival-19-A to Z consumer goods. Magali Lara-37-bathrooms- Anna Banana-3- Going Bananas Fashion Contest.
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Dear Friends 2:1:79. Alternative catalogue for the ‘Blue show in Iceland’ organized by Robin Crozier at Galleri Sudurgata Reykjavik in 1978. 3 A4 stencilled sheets folded in 3 for mailing purposes, featuring a list of contributors and a description of the work they sent in for the exhibition.
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Arts Day celebration. Stencilled A4 b/w invitation flyer to participate in the art event organized by Dick Rainer and Robin Crozier at Backhouse Gallery Sunderland, sent to Willy Scholte. Poststamped 7.5.1982, folded in 3, with some adhesive tape remnants.
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Artestudio, Fragments. Two announcement posters, A3 & A4 stencilled b/w, for the exhibition ‘Fragments’ by Robin Crozier at Artestudio, Bergamo Italy 6-19 feb 1982. Both posters folded for mailing purposes.

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