Plinio MESCIULAM

MOHAMMED SHEETS. Centro di Communicazione Ristretta.

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Plinio Mesciulam was a Turkish artist living in Genova,Italy, and early practitioner of Mail Art. This Network Action was launched by him (under the name MOHAMMED in November 1977), by sending 12 identical A-4 size blank letterheads to 12 mail artists, colleagues of Mesciulam and also public figures and institutions (12 member cells, which he termed as Unitas). The participants would create an image or visual message, to be sent back to Mohammed,. Mesciulam would then color photocopy the mailing, assign a unit number, and distribute to the 12 deseignated receivers. With his system Mesciulam extended the concept of "add and pass"first begun by Ray Johnson. Between 1977 and 1981more then 1200 such Unitas were involved. We offer a collection of- a total of 47 sheets of 30x21 cm (unita's) and 3 ORIGINAL WORKS (by No. 535 Charles Dreyfus + No. 820 Wulle Konsumkunst +No.909.1- variant – Johan van Geluwe), All these visually striking. Added are: - 12 of the Original postmarked, rubberstamped, collaged mailing envelopes - An Original handwritten letter signed by Plinio M. and with some rubberstampings -A blank add-to-MOHAMMED-sheet Plus documentation: - The annual yearbook from 1979 recording Plinio Mesiculam’s MOHAMMED-activities, - Referencebook “Viana Conti (edited by), Plinio Mesciulam: The System Mohammed, Genoa, De Ferrari, 2001” FOLIO, approx. 250 pages w. approx 100 color reproduction, bi-lingual in Italian + English.

EUR 9,000.00

UNITA 98 – P. Mesciulam 250 - Albrecht D. 276 – Crozier 379 - Tim Mancusi 294 – P. Mesciulam 296 – Adriano Spatola 488 – Betty Danon 522 – Carioca 535 – Charles Dreyfus 553 – Buster C. 592 – P. Below 639 – Tomaso Binga 647 – John Held 714 – Below 722 – Rod Summers 729 – Below 750 – Pawel Petasz 752 - Tim Mancusi 757 – Rolf Staeck 788 Irene Dogmatic 793 – Anna Banana 820 – Wulle Konsumkunst aka G.M. Eirich 824 – Ed Higgins 825 – Mohammed 832 – Carioca 839 - Anna Banana 854 - Opal Louis Nations 905- Ken Friedman 909 – David Greenberger 930 – Below 932 - Robert Rockola 933 – Ed Higgins 960 – Below 971 – Carioca 973 - Tim Mancusi 993 – D. Drummond-Milne 1048 - Ken Brown 1051 – G. Fontana 1061 - Robert Rockola 1067 - Carioca ;1074 – John Held 1088 - Ginny Lloyd 1093 - Ginny Lloyd 1097 - Opal Louis Nations 1128 – Higgins 1191 – Carioca 1192 - Opal Louis Nations. 1228 - Peter Below 1276 – Fred Truck

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