COMMONPRESS

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A collection of 29 issues: Commonpress is an Artist's magazine with a unique editorial premise. Every issue has a different editor. It grew out of mail art, and many of the editors were acrtive mail artists. At the time of it's seven-year retrospective in 1984 the magazine listed fifty-nine issues and editors (though a few issues had still to appear). Commonpress magazine began in Poland and subsequently spread geographically with the postal system from Brazil to Australia to the United States and beyond." (From: In Numbers). The numbering is verry erratic. See:Geza Pernecky,Assembling Magazines page 167 Between nos. 1 and 64 there were 15 never published

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- No. 1. Petasz, Pawel Location: Arriére-Garde Edition, Elbag, Polland. Dec., 1977 - No. 2. What Is The Difference Between Open and Closed? Organizer(s): Jonge, Ko deLocation: Key Art Edition, Middenburg, The Netherlands. : March, 1978 - No. 3. Eroticism and Art. : Below, Peter, Kitzingen, Germany. March, 1978 - No. 5. Box Boxing Boxers Organizer(s): Carrión, Ulises Amsterdam, 1978 - No. 6. Ideas on Wheels. Organizer(s): Carioca San Francisco, California, USA. 1978 - No. 7. was never published - No. 8. Positiv –Negativ. Hans Broeg, : Bergisch-Gladbach (Germany) 1978 - No. 11. Diary Pages :t. Mew. Mt. Berry, Georgia, USA 1978 Commonpress - No. 12. White Lies: Crozier, Robin: Sunderland, England 1979 - No. 15. Selfportraits Amsterdam, Stempelplaats, 15 September – 12 October, 1979. 59 cards illustrated by original stamps in various colours, of wich 2 are the titlepage and list of participants, and 57 numbered. Includes works by (a.o.): Anna Banana, Ulises Carrión, Vittore Baroni, Piotr Rypson, Johan Cornelissen, Bill Gaglione, Robin Crozier, Michael Perfetti, Nicola Frangione, Pavel Peta - No. 16. Artists’ Postage Stamps: Guy Schraenen: Antwerpen Belgium: 1979 -No. 18. Nudes on Stamps: E.F. Higgins III Location: Doo-Da Postage Works, New York, New York, USA. August, 1979 /// 120 color xerox artists’ postage stamps w. collage on cover, rubberstamped. Losely enclosed is a handsigned color-xerox stampsheet by Ed Higgins - No. 19. Pigeons of Freedom: Marx Vigo, G. E.: La Plata, Argentina: June, 1979 - No 22. “you can know more than you can tell”. Ed. Steve Durland, October 1979 - No. 23. Political Satire: Post Scriptu: Baroni, Vittore : Forte dei Marmi, 1979 - No. 25. Ruins - No. 26. Zen and Art: Frangione, Nicola (ed.): Armadio e Officina, Monza, Italy, 1980 - No. 28. Drawing Activity (= a POSTER): Wielgosz, Andrzej : Poznan, Poland, 1981 - No. 32: Artistic Fields. Herausgegeben von Wulle Konsumkunst. 1980 - No. 33. Meanwhile.: Butler, Russell : Gurdon, Arkansas, USA 1980 - No. 36. IDEA and Communication: Ruch, Günter : Switzerland 1980 - No. 39. Homosexuality: Christoph Machart: Witten / Germany 1978 - No. 46. Photoboothpictures. Schmidt, Angelika : Stuttgart, Germany : 198 - No. 47. Material Metamorphosis: Kid, Cracker Jack (Chuck Welch) Omaha, 1982 (Invitation Card to participate in the project (Postmarked). Note: It is not the issue. - No. 48. Selfexamination: Schmidt-Olsen, Carsten : Kiregardsvej, Denmark 1985 - No. 51. Hungary Organizer(s): Galántai, György – Budapest, Hungary 1984 - No. 53. The Dictionar: KP Fuerstenau: Frankfurt, Germany Date: 1984 - No. 55. Mail Art about Mail Art : John Held: Dallas, Texas / USA: 1984 - No. 56. Commonpress Retrospektive, Born To Survive / B.T.S.: Bleus, Guy Wellen, Belgium - Belgium 1984 - No. 64. Berliner im Pariser. Kalauer.: P. Kuestermann: Minden, Germany : 1985

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